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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. 


March (Days)

March 1: Self-Injury Awareness Day; International

March 8: International Women's Day and United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace; International; Status of Women Canada

March 15: World Consumer Rights Day; International; Consumers International

March 20: International Francophonie Day; International; Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

3rd Tuesday: World Social Work Day; International; Canadian Association of Social Workers

3rd Friday: Grant Professionals Day; International; Grant Professionals Association

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; International; UN

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day; International; World Down Syndrome Day

March 22: World Water Day; International; UN

March 24: World Tuberculosis Day; International; Stop TB Partnership

March 26: Purple Day (Epilepsy); International; Purple Day International

March 27: World Theatre Day; International; World Theatre Day

March 27 - 29: National 30-hour Famine; National; World Vision Canada