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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. 


November (Weeks)

First Week: Canadian Patient Safety Week; National; Canadian Patient Safety Institute

First Week: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week; Alberta; Alberta Municipal Affairs

First Week: Media Literacy Week; National; Media Awareness Network

First Week: Medical Radiation Technoligists Awareness Week; National; Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

First Week: National Down Syndrome Awareness Week; National; Canadian Down Syndrome Society

First Week: National Pain Awareness Week; National; Canadian Pain Coalition

First Week: Veterans' Week; National; Veterans Affairs Canada

Second Week: Canadian Hockey Week; National; Canadian Hockey Association

Second Week: National Addiction Awareness Week; National; Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Second Week: National Seniors' Safety Week; National; Canada Safety Council

Third Week: Bullying Awareness Week; National; www.bullying.org

Third Week: Education Savings Week; National; SmartSaver

Third Week: Restorative Justice Week; National; Correctional Service Canada

Third Week: National Marfan Awareness Week; National; Canadian Marfan Association

November 25 - December 6: White Ribbon Campaign; National; The White Ribbon Campaign (men against men's violence against women)