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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 (Days)

September 4: World Cerebral Palsy Day; International; Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

First Sunday after Labour Day: National Grandparents' Day; International; National Grandparents' Day

September 8: International Literacy Day; International; UN

September 9: Benefit for Life Day: National: The LifeLine Canada Foundation

September 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day; International; FASD Awareness Day

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day; International; International Association for Suicide Prevention

September 11: National Day of Service; National; Government of Canada

Second Sunday: Terry Fox Run; National; Terry Fox Foundation

September 13: Alzheimer Coffee Break Day; National; Alzheimer Society

September 15: Worldwide Lymphoma Awareness Day; International; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer; International; UN Environment Programme

Third Saturday: National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day; National; Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters

September 21: World Alzheimer's Day; International; Alzheimer Society

September 21: International Day of Peace; International; UN

September 22: CML Awareness Day; National; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Last Sunday: Police and Peace Officer's National Memorial Day; National; Canadian Police Association