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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 (Weeks)

First Week: Mental Illness Awareness Week; National; Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

First Week: National Family Week; National; Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)

October 4 - 10: World Space Week; International; World Space Week

Second Week: Citizenship Week; National; Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Second Week: Fire Prevention Week; National; Fire Prevention Canada

Second Week: National Cooperative Week; National; Canadian Co-operative Association

Third Week: Foster Family Week; National; Canadian Foster Family Association

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

Third Week: Ontario Library Week; Regional; Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Third Week: YWCA Week Without Violence; National; YWCA

Fourth Week: International Brain Tumour Awareness Week; International; International Brain Tumour Alliance

Fourth Week: National Block Parents Week; National; National Block Program of Canada

Fourth Week: Waste Reduction Week; National; Waste Reduction Week Canada

Last Week: Disarmament Week; International; UN