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Black History Month

Suicide Prevention Month

First week February
Eating Disorders Awareness Week


Second week February
Heritage Week

Last Wednesday in February 
Pink Shirt Day - Anti-bullying Day
News Release GNB
Bullying prevention programs  


  • February 6
    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • February 11
    International Day of Women and Girls in Science





Week of March 8
International Women's Week

Week of March 21
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination





  • March 1
    Zero Discrimination Day 
  • March 4
    World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
  • March 8
    International Women's Day
    events honour and celebrate the achievements of women all around the world, ranging from small random informal gatherings to large highly organised events.
    During the month of March, visit us at or on Facebook and twitter for details on events and activities held in your region.



1st Tuesday of April
Invisible Work Day

National Volunteer Week

4th Thursday in April
Girls in ICT Day  (Information and communications technology)

4th week April

Administrative Professionals Week

April 24th to 30th
National Volunteer Week

Last week  of April 
National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

  • April 3
    International Day Against Victim-Blaming
  • April 4
    Refugee Rights Day in Canada
  • April 4
    National Caregiver Day
  • April 7
    World Health Day
  • April 15
    World Social Work Day
  • April 17
    Anniversary of N.B. women's right to vote (law was passed on April 15, officially sanctioned April 17)
  • April 17  
    Equality Day in Canada
  • April 22
    Earth Day
  • April 26
    Lesbian Visibility Day
  • April 27
    Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 28
    National Day of Mourning for workers who died on job.
  • April 28
    World Day for Safety and Health at Work



Sexual Assault Awareness Month
During the month of May visit us at or on Facebook and Twitter for details on events and activities held in your region. In the meantime, visit the website Sexual Violence New Brunswick.

1st week of May
Mental Health Week

1st week of May (Mary 1-7)
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

Week before Mother's Day
National Elizabeth Fry Week

Second Sunday
Mother's Day

Third week of May
Aboriginal Awareness Week

  • May 12
    Canada Health Day
  • May 15
    International Day of Families
  • May 17
    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
  • May 24
    International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament
  • May 24
    Pansexual Visibility
  • May 31
    World No Tobacco Day. World Health Organization. Since 1987



First week of June

  • New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Week
  • National Access Awareness Week
  • Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week
  • Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

Third week of June
National Public Service Week

  • June 1
    Global Day of Parents
  • June 2
    World Day for Responsible and Respectful Tourism
  • June 4
    International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • June 15
    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


  • July 11
    World Population Day
  • July 24
    International Self-Care Day
  • July 30
    World Day Against Trafficking in Persons


  • August 9
    International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  • August 12
    International Youth Day




National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1st Monday of September
Labour Day

Second week of September
Respectful Workplace Week

Week of September 15
Democracy Week

September 16 to23
Bisexual Awareness Week



3rd Friday in SeptemberTake back the night - Canadian women first organized this event in 1978 in memory of women who were sexually assaulted and murdered, and every year in September, women gather to walk and raise awareness about violence against women. Contact Sexual Violence New Brunswick or Take Back the Night Facebook and SVNB Facebook for details on events and activities held in your region. Third week of September - Take Back the Night Week. 

Fourth week of September
Gender Equality Week - Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the fourth week in September is to be known as “Gender Equality Week” - Gender Equality Week Act

Week of September 28
Right to Know Week

  • September 8
    International Literacy Day
  • September 9
    Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day
  • September 10
    World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 15
    New Brunswick Human Rights Day
  • September 15
    United Nations International Day of Democracy
  • September 21
    International Day of Peace
  • September 23
    Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • September 26
    World Contraception Day
  • September 28
    International Right to Know Day
  • September 30
    Orange Shirt Day acknowledges the hardship that Canada’s residential school system has caused for generations of indigenous families and their communities.



Women's History Month

Breast Health Month

Healthy Workplace Month

Community Inclusion Month

LGBT History Month

1st week of October
National Family Week (Canada)
World Breastfeeding Week (Canada)

3rd week of October
YWCA Week Without Violence

3rd Wednesday in October
International Pronouns Day

3rd Thursday in October
Spirit Day (Anti-Bullying)

  • October 1 
    United Nations International Day of the Older Person
  • October 2 
    United Nations day of Non-Violence
  • October 5
    First Nations Women's Day
  • October 5
    International Day of No Prostitution
  • October 5
    World Teachers' Day
  • October 10
    World Mental Health Day
  • October 11
    International Day of the Girl
    The United Nations created this special day because empowerment and investment in girls are critical for economic growth, for the eradication of poverty, and to break the cycle of discrimination and violence. During the month of October, visit us at or on Facebook and twitter for details on events and activities held in your region.
  • October 11
    National Coming Out Day
  • October 15
    International Day of Rural Women
  • October 17
    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 18
    Persons Day -  It marks the day in 1929 when the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal.
    The History of the Persons Case
  • October 26
    Intersex Awareness Day





Family Violence Prevention Month

National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign Month

1st Sunday in November
Trans Parents Day 

1st Week of November
National Media Education Week

November 6 to 12
National Seniors' Safety Week

13 au 19 novembre
La Semaine de la sensibilisation aux personnes transgenres

2nd week in November
Transgender Awareness Week

Mid November
Restorative Justice Week
Bullying Awareness Week

November 25 to  December 10
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence -
In November, visit us at or on Facebook and twitter for details on events and activities going on in your region. 

Take Our Kids To Work Day (Date TBD)

WorkSafeNB Health & Safety Conference (Date TBD)


  • 16 novembre
    Journée internationale de la tolérance
  • November 19
    World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse
  • November 20
    Universal Children's Day
    Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 22
    National Housing Day
  • November 25
    International Day to End Violence Against Women
  • November 19
    Children and Youth in Care Day



First week of December
Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

  • December 2
    International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 3
    United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons
  • December 5
    International Volunteer Day