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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 (Days)

November 1: International Sturge Weber Syndrome Awareness Day; International; Sturge-Weber Foundation, UK

November 5: International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day; International; IVMA Day

November 14: World Diabetes Day; International; International Diabetes Federation

November 15: International PEN Day of the Imprisoned Writer; International; PEN Canada

November 15: National Philanthropy Day; Association of Fundraising Professionals

November 16: International Day of Tolerance; International; UN

November 17: World Prematurity Day; International; Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

November 19: World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children; International; Women's World Summit Foundation

November 20: Universal Children's Day; International; UN

November 21: National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims; National; Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators

November 23: International Buy Nothing Day; International; The Commons

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; International; UN

November 29: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People; International; UN