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Special Awareness Days

We've collected a list of annual special awareness months, weeks and days recognized in Canada. You can also check out what's going on in your community by browsing our Event Listings.

If you know of an annual awareness program that is recognized provincially, federally or internationally, let us know. We'd be happy to add it to our calendar. 


January (Days)

January 4: World Braille Day; International; World Blind Union

January 11: Sir John A. Macdonald Day; National; Canadian Heritage

Third Wednesday: Weedless Wednesday; National; National Non-Smoking Week

January 26: World Leprosy Day; International; The Leprosy Mission Canada

January 27: Family Literacy Day; National: ABC Life Literacy Canada