October (Month)

Autism Awareness Month: National; Autism Society Canada

Breast Cancer Awareness Month; National; Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Canada Library Month; National; Canadian Library Association

Car Safety Month; National; Car Care Canada

Child Abuse Awareness Month; National; Canadian Red Cross

Community Support Month; Ontario; Ontario Community Support Association

Disability Employment Awareness Month; Manitoba; Disability Employment Awareness Month

Foster Family Month; British Columbia; Ministry of Children and Family Development

Healthy Workplace Month; National; Canada's Healthy Workplace Month

Investor Education Month; International; Canadian Securities Administrators

Islamic History Month; National; Islamic History Month Canada

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month; National; Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Lupus Awareness Month; National; Lupus Canada

Occupational Therapy Month; National; Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month; National; Ontario Rett Syndrome Association

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month; National;Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

Women's History Month; National; Status of Women Canada


October (Weeks)

First Week: Mental Illness Awareness Week; National; Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

First Week: National Family Week; National; Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)

October 4 - 10: World Space Week; International; World Space Week

Second Week: Citizenship Week; National; Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Second Week: Community Health & Wellbeing Week; Regional; Association of Ontario Health Centres

Second Week: Fire Prevention Week; National; Fire Prevention Canada

Second Week: National Cooperative Week; National; Canadian Co-operative Association

Third Week: Foster Family Week; National; Canadian Foster Family Association

Third Week: International Facilitation Week (IFW); International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

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

Third Week: Ontario Dental Hygiene Week; Regional; Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association

Third Week: Ontario Library Week; Regional; Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Third Week: YWCA Week Without Violence; National; YWCA

Fourth Week: International Brain Tumour Awareness Week; International; International Brain Tumour Alliance

Fourth Week: National Block Parents Week; National; National Block Program of Canada

Fourth Week: Waste Reduction Week; National; Waste Reduction Week Canada

Last Week: Disarmament Week; International; UN


October (Days)

October 1: International Day for Older Persons; International; UN

October 1: International Music Day; International; International Music Council

October 1: National Safe Communities Day; National; Parachute

October 2: Wrongful Conviction Day; International; Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted (AIDWYC)

First Monday: World Habitat Day; International; UN

First Wednesday: World Cerebral Palsy Day; International; United Cerbral Palsy

October 4: World Animal Day; International; World Animal Day

October 5: International World Teacher's Day; International; UN

October 6: World Cerebral Palsy Day; International; Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

October 7: Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day; International; Team Margot

October 8: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day; International; World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day; International; World Health Organization

October 11: World Sight Day; International; SEVA Canada

Second Wednesday: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction; International; UN

October 15: International Idic15 Awareness Day; Idic15 Canada

October 16: World Food Day; International; UN

October 16: Boss' Day; International; Boss' Day

October 17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty; International; UN

October 18: Persons Day; National; Status of Women Canada

October 18: World Menopause Day; International; International Menopause Society

October 24: United Nations Day and World Development Information Day; International; UN

October 29: Rett Syndrome Awareness Day; National; Ontario Rett Syndrome Association