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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. 


April (Days)

April 2: World Autism Day; International; UN

April 7: World Health Day; International; World Health Organization

April 15: Microvolunteering Day; International; Help From Home

April 16: Advance Care Planning Day: National: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

April 17: National Law Day; National; Canadian Bar Association

April 17: International Hemophilia Day; International; Canadian Hemophilia Society

April 23: World Book and Copyright Day; International; UN

April 22: Earth Day; International; Earth Day Canada

April 20-22: Global Youth Service Days; International; Global Youth Service Day

April 24: World Meningitis Day; International; Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada

April 24: Administrative Professionals Day; International; International Association of Administrative Professionals

April 28: National Day of Mourning; National; Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

April 29: International Dance Day; International; Canadian Dance Assembly