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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. 

October (Month)

Autism Awareness Month: National; Autism Society Canada

Breast Cancer Awareness Month; National; Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Canada Library Month; National; Canadian Library Association

Car Safety Month; National; Car Care Canada

Child Abuse Awareness Month; National; Canadian Red Cross

Community Support Month; Ontario; Ontario Community Support Association

Disability Employment Awareness Month; Manitoba; Disability Employment Awareness Month

Foster Family Month; British Columbia; Ministry of Children and Family Development

Healthy Workplace Month; National; Canada's Healthy Workplace Month

Investor Education Month; International; Canadian Securities Administrators

Islamic History Month; National; Islamic History Month Canada

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month; National; Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

Lupus Awareness Month; National; Lupus Canada

Occupational Therapy Month; National; Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month; National; Ontario Rett Syndrome Association

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month; National;Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

Women's History Month; National; Status of Women Canada