Government of New Brunswick



  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • Black History Month
  • First week February
    Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • Second week February
    Heritage Week
  • February 6
    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • February 12
    Canadian Sexual and Reproductive Health Day
  • February 1
    National Day of Action/ Girls Action Foundation
  • February 20
    World Day of Social Justice


  • March 4
    World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Week of March 8
    International Women's Week
  • 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.
    IWD Website.
  • March 21
    N.B. Youth Day International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Week of March 21
    Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination


  • April 3
    International Day Against Victim-Blaming
  • First Tuesday of April
    Invisible Work Day
  • April 4
    Refugee Rights Day in Canada
  • 4th Thursday in April
    Girls in ICT Day  (Information and communications technology)
  • April 4
    National Caregiver Day
  • April 7
    World Health Day
  • April 15
    World Social Work Day
    International Federation of Social Workers
  • Mid-April
    National Volunteer Week
  • April 17
    Anniversary of N.B. women's right to vote (law was passed on April 15, officially sanctioned April 17 
    Equality Day
  • April 22
    Earth Day
  • 4th week April
    Administrative Professionals Week
  • Last week April 4th
    National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, since 2006, Government of Canada
  • April 28
    National Day of Mourning for workers who died on job
  • Volunteer Recognition




  • May
    Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    During the month of May, visit our webpage to see information on local events, news from May or Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.
  • First full week of May
    Mental Health Week
    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
  • May 1
    International Workers' Day
  • May 3
    World Press Freedom Day
  • Week preceding Mother's Day
    National Elizabeth Fry Week
  • May 5
    International Midwives Day
  • Second Sunday
    Mother's Day
  • May 12
    International Nurses' Day
    Canada Health Day
  • May 15
    International Day of Families
  • Third week of May
    Aboriginal Awareness Week
  • May 17
    National Day Against Homophobia
  • May 24
    International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament
  • 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
  • June 2
    World Day for Responsible and Respectful Tourism
  • June 15
    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Third week of June
    National Public Service Week
  • June 20
    World Refugee Day
  • June 21
    National Aboriginal Day
    During the month of June, visit our webpage to see information on local events/activities on National Aboriginal Day.
  • June 27
    Canadian Multiculturalism Day


  • July 11
    World Population Day



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



  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • First Monday of September
    Labour Day
  • September 8
    International Literacy Day
  • September 9
    Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day
  • September 10
    World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 15
    New Brunswick Human Rights Day
    United Nations International Day of Democracy
  • Week of 15 September
    Democracy Week
  • September 21
    International Day of Peace
  • September 26
    World Contraception Day
  • September 28
    International Right to Know Day
  • Week of September 28
    Right to Know Week
  • Second week of September
    Respectful Workplace Week
  • Third week of September
    Take Back the Night Week



  • Women's History Month
  • Breast Health Month
  • Healthy Workplace Month
  • Community Inclusion Month
  • GLBT History Month
  • October 1 
    United Nations International Day of the Older Person
  • First week of October
    National Family Week (Canada)
    World Breastfeeding Week (Canada)
  • October 2 
    United Nations day of Nonviolence
  • October 5
    First Nations Women's Day
    International Day of No Prostitution
    World Teachers' Day
  • October 11
    International Day of the Girl
  • October 15
    World Rural Women's Day
  • Third week of October
    YWCA Week Without Violence
  • October 17
    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 18
    Persons Day


  • Family Violence Prevention Month
  • National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign Month
  • First Week of November
    National Media Education Week
  • November 6 to 12
    National Seniors' Safety Week
  • Mid November
    Restorative Justice Week
    Bullying Awareness Week
  • November 16
    International Day of Tolerance
  • November 19
    World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse


  • 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
  • December 6
    National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. In December visit our website to find out about events and activities highlighting the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women being held in your region. Multimedia, News Release.
  • December 6
    UN Human Rights Day
  • December 10
    Anti-bullying Blue Day
  • December 17
    International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers