Recognition Days

2022-2023 school year dates of recognition/celebration

September

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month
  • 8: International Literacy Day
  • 9: International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day
  • 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 15: International IT Professionals Day
  • 19: Powley Day
  • 28: Rowan's Law Day
  • 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • 30: Orange Shirt Day

October

  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Canadian Autism Awareness Month
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Women's History Month
  • 1: National Seniors Day
  • 2: National Custodial and Maintenance Workers Recognition Day
  • 5: World Teacher Day
  • 5: Yom Kippur
  • 9-15: Fire Prevention Week
  • 10: World Mental Health Day
  • 11: International Day of the Girl
  • 15: Canadian Library Support Staff Day
  • 17: International Day of the Eradication of Poverty
  • 17-22: Local Government Week
  • 17-22: School Bus Safety Week
  • 18: Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
  • 18: Persons Day
  • 19: Bus Operator Appreciation Day
  • 19: Educational Assistant Appreciation Day
  • 20: International Pronouns Day
  • 24: Diwali
  • 24: Municipal and School Board Elections in Ontario
  • 27: Dress Purple Day

November

  • 5-11: Veterans' Week
  • 7-11: Treaties Recognition Week
  • 7: Inuit Day
  • 8: Indigenous Veterans' Day
  • 11: Remembrance Day
  • 16: Louis Riel Day
  • 20: International Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 20: World Children's Day
  • 21-25: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

December

  • 1: World Aids Day
  • 3: International Day of People with Disabilities
  • 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • 10: Human Rights Day
  • 25: Christmas Day

January

  • 1: New Year's Day
  • 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 21: Lincoln Alexander Day
  • 24: International Day of Education
  • 27: Family Literacy Day
  • 27: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

February

  • Black History Month
  • Psychology Month
  • 15: National Flag of Canada Day
  • 22: Pink Shirt Day
  • 22: Human Trafficking Awareness Day

March

  • National Social Work Month
  • 8: International Women's Day
  • 21: World Down Syndrome Day
  • 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 21: Social Worker Day
  • 22: School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
  • 25: Earth Hour
  • 31: National Indigenous Languages Day
  • 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

  • Month of the Military Child
  • 2: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 7: World Health Day
  • 8: International Day of Silence
  • 9: Easter
  • 12: International Day of Pink
  • 22: International Earth Day
  • 26: Administrative Professionals Day
  • 28: Teal Up for Military Kids
  • 28: National Day of Mourning/World Day for Safety and Health at Work

May

  • Sexual Assault Prevention Month
  • Speech & Hearing Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • 1: School Principal's Day
  • 1-5: Children's Mental Health Week
  • 1-5: Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Week
  • 1-5: Education Week
  • 5: National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and Two-Spirited Peoples
  • 10: Jordan's Principle Day
  • 14: Children and Youth in Care Day
  • 15: International Day of Families
  • 17: International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • 28-3: National AccessAbility Week

June

  • National Indigenous History Month
  • Pride Month
  • 7: Canadian Armed Forces Day
  • 19: Juneteenth
  • 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • 27: Canadian Multiculturalism Day

July

  • 1: Canada Day
  • 1-7: Canada History Week

August

  • 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
  • 12: International Youth Day