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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. 


February (Days)

February 4: World Cancer Day; International; International Union Against Cancer

First Saturday: Safer Internet Day; International; Safer Internet Day

February 12: Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day; National;Canadian Federation for Sexual Health

February 15: International Childhood Cancer Day; International; International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO)

February 15: National Flag of Canada Day; National; Heritage Canada

February 16: Canada's Agriculture Day; National; Agriculture More Than Ever

February 20: World Day of Social Justice; International; United Nations

February 22: Thinking Day; National; Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada

Last Wednesday: Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying); National; Pink Shirt Day

Last Day: International Rare Disease Day; International; Rare Disease Day