May (Month)

Asian Heritage Month; National; Citizenship and Immigration Canada

National Asthma Awareness Month; National; Asthma Society of Canada

Brain Tumour Awareness Month; National; Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month; National; Bladder Cancer Canada

Car Care Month; National; Car Care Canada

Celiac Awareness Month; National; Canadian Celiac Association

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month; National; Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Community Living Month; Ontario; Ontario Association for Community Living

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month; National; Cystic Fibrosis Canada

International Doula Month; International; Canadian Doula Association

Hemochromatosis Awareness Month; National; Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

Huntington Disease Awareness Month; National; Huntington Society of Canada

LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month; National; LEAVE A LEGACY™ Canada

MedicAlert Month; National; Canadian MedicAlert Foundation

Motorcycle Awareness Month; Nationa; Association for Injured Motorcyclists

MS Awareness Month; National; Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Museum Month; Ontario; Ontario Museum Association

National Physiotherapy Month; National; Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month; National; NF Canada

Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Month; Ontario; Ontario Women's Directorate

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month; North America; Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Vision Health Month; National; CNIB


May (Weeks)

First Week: Be Kind to Animals Week; International; Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

First Week: Canadian Infertility Awareness Week; National; Fertility Matters

First Week: Drinking Water Week; British Columbia; BC Water & Waste Association

First Week: Education Week (April 28 - May 2); Ontario; Ministry of Education

First Week: Emergency Preparedness Week; National; Emergency Preparedness Canada

First Week: Hospice Palliative Care Week; National; Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

First Week:Hunger Awareness Week; National; Food Banks of Canada

First Week: Mental Health Week; National; Canadian Mental Health Association

First Week: National Composting Awareness Week; National; Composting Council of Canada

First Week: North American Occupational Health and Safety Week; North America; North American Occupational Health and Safety Week

Week prior to Mother's Day: National Elizabeth Fry Week; Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Second Week: National Nursing Week; National; Canadian Nurses Association

Second Week: National Police Week; National; RCMP

Second Week: Naturopathic Medicine Week; National; Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Second Week: Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week; Canada; Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Third Week: National Road Safety Week; National; Canada Safety Council

Third Week: National VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) Week; National; VON Canada

Fourth Week: National Access Awareness Week; National; Government of Ontario

Fourth Week: National Water Safety Week; National; Canadian Red Cross Society

Fourth Week: Safe Boating Week; National; Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

Fourth Week: National Victims of Crime Awareness Week; National; Justice Canada


May (Days)

May 1: Doctor's Day; Ontario; Canada Cares

May 3: World Press Freedom Day; International; UN

May 5: International Day of the Midwife; International; International Confederation of Midwives

May 5: World Pulmonary Hypertension Day; International; Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

May 6: Belonging: National Day to End Bullying; National; Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Second Saturday: World Fair Trade Day; International; World Fair Trade Day

May 7: National Child & Youth Mental Health Day; National; FamilySmart

May 8: International Thalassaemia Day; International; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 8: World Red Cross Day; National; Canadian Red Cross Society

May 10: World Lupus Day; International; World Lupus Day

May 12: International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day; International; May 12 International Awareness Day

May 12: Canada Health Day; National; Canadian Healthcare Association

May 12: International Nurses Day; International; International Council of Nurses

May 15: International Day of Families; International; UN

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia; International; Fondation Emergence

May 18: International Museums Day; International; International Council of Museums

May 20: World Autoimmune Arthritis Day; International; World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development; International; UNESCO Canada

May 22-25: Aboriginal Awareness Week; National; Parks Canada

May 25: National Missing Children's Day; National; Missing Children Society of Canada

May 25: World MS Day; International; World MS Day

May 28: National Multiple Births Awareness Day; National; Multiple Births Canada

May 31: World No-Tobacco Day; International; WHO