Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 

educate re: elder abuse

Family Literacy Day (January 27) 

Book donations to woman’s shelter.       

Black History Month


Eating Disorders Week

Potential link to family violence, sexual assault.
National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Family Day (3rd Monday) Alberta

Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) 

last Wednesday of February


Red Cross Month

National Canadian Red Cross (excellent resources on dating violence, family violence, bullying, and reducing violence in sports.

International Women’s Day (March 08)

International Status of Women, Canada 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21)

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Canadian Child Abuse Association  

Equality Day (April 17)

Anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms


Be Kind to Animals Week (1st week) 


National Kids Day (1st week)

Kids Help Phone 

National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Red Dress Day( (May 5)


Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2-8

 Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday of May) 


Aboriginal Awareness Week (3rd week)


Sexual Assult Month (whole month of May) 

Senior’s Month

Pride Month 


National Day Against Homophobia (June 01)

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (June 04)

United Nations

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council 

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21)

Saint-Jean Baptiste Day (June24)


Multiculturalism Day (June 27)


Canada Day (July1)

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (August 9)


International Youth Day (August 12th)


World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10)

International Day of Peace (September 21)

Orange Shirt Day (September 30th)

Women's History Month


Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3-9)


Family Violence Prevention Month


National Bullying Awareness Week (third week of November)    

National Child Day (November 20)

UN Declaration- the Rights of the Child

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

(November 25)

International Day of Disabled Persons (December 03)

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 06)
National Status of Women, Canada

Human Rights Day (December 10)