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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. 


May (Month)

Asian Heritage Month; National; Citizenship and Immigration Canada

National Asthma Awareness Month; National; Asthma Society of Canada

Brain Tumour Awareness Month; National; Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Car Care Month; National; Car Care Canada

Celiac Awareness Month; National; Canadian Celiac Association

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month; National; Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

Community Living Month; Ontario; Ontario Association for Community Living

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month; National; Cystic Fibrosis Canada

International Doula Month; International; Canadian Doula Association

Hemochromatosis Awareness Month; National; Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

Huntington Disease Awareness Month; National; Huntington Society of Canada

LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month; National; LEAVE A LEGACY™ Canada

MedicAlert Month; National; Canadian MedicAlert Foundation

MS Awareness Month; National; Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Museum Month; Ontario; Ontario Museum Association

National Physiotherapy Month; National; Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month; National; NF Canada

Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Month; Ontario; Ontario Women's Directorate

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month; North America; Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Vision Health Month; National; CNIB