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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 (Weeks)

First Week: Be Kind to Animals Week; International; Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

First Week: Canadian Infertility Awareness Week; National; Fertility Matters

First Week: Drinking Water Week; British Columbia; BC Water & Waste Association

First Week: Education Week (April 28 - May 2); Ontario; Ministry of Education

First Week: Emergency Preparedness Week; National; Emergency Preparedness Canada

First Week: Hospice Palliative Care Week; National; Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

First Week:Hunger Awareness Week; National; Food Banks of Canada

First Week: Mental Health Week; National; Canadian Mental Health Association

First Week: National Composting Awareness Week; National; Composting Council of Canada

First Week: North American Occupational Health and Safety Week; North America; North American Occupational Health and Safety Week

Week prior to Mother's Day: National Elizabeth Fry Week; Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Second Week: National Nursing Week; National; Canadian Nurses Association

Second Week: National Police Week; National; RCMP

Second Week: Naturopathic Medicine Week; National; Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Second Week: Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week; Canada; Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

Third Week: National Road Safety Week; National; Canada Safety Council

Third Week: National VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) Week; National; VON Canada

Fourth Week: National Access Awareness Week; National; Government of Ontario

Fourth Week: National Water Safety Week; National; Canadian Red Cross Society

Fourth Week: Safe Boating Week; National; Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons