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  • Black History Month
  • Suicide Prevention 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 11
    International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • February 12
    Canadian Sexual and Reproductive Health Day
  • February 1
    National Day of Action/ Girls Action Foundation
  • February 20
    World Day of Social Justice
  • Last Wednesday in February 
    Pink Shirt Day - Anti-bullying Day
    News Release GNB
    Bullying prevention programs  


  • 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.
    During the month of March, visit us at or on Facebook and twitter for details on events and activities held in your region.
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • September 30
    Orange Shirt Day acknowledges the hardship that Canada’s residential school system has caused for generations of indigenous families and their communities.
  • Second week of September
    Respectful Workplace Week
  • Third week of September
    Take Back the Night Week. 3rd Friday in September
    Take 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.
  • 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


  • 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
    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 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 -  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


  • First Week of November
    National Media Education Week
  • November 6 to 12
    National Seniors' Safety Week
  • November 13 to 19
    Transgender Awareness Week
  • Mid November
    Restorative Justice Week
    Bullying Awareness Week
  • 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