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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. 


September (Month)

Arthritis Month: National; Arthritis Society

Big Brothers Big Sisters Month; National; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Blood Cancer Awareness Month; National; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; International; Canadian Cancer Society

Literacy is Life Month; British Columbia; Decoda Literacy Solutions

Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month; National; Canadian Cancer Society

Muscular Dystrophy Month; National; Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; National; National Ovarian Cancer Association

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month; International; PCOS Foundation

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; National; Prostate Cancer Canada

Recovery Month; National; Recovery Day Canada

Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation Month; National; Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation Network

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month; International; Thyroid Cancer Canada

World Alzheimer Awareness Month; International; Alzheimer's Association