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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. 


December (Days)

December 1: World AIDS Day; International; Canadian AIDS Society

First Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday: GivingTuesday; International; GivingTuesday

December 2: United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery; International; UN

December 3: United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons; International; UN

December 5: International Volunteer Day; International; UN

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women; National; Status of Women Canada

December 10: Human Rights Day; International; UN

December 17: Anti-Bullying Day; National; Bullying Canada