Days of Significance

This calendar highlights days that raise awareness about creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society. This is not intended to be a complete list of cultural, religious and disability awareness days. Please see the 2021 Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) Multicutural Calendar for a comprehensive look at days of importance with detailed descriptions.

January 2021

JAN 4 - World Braille Day

JAN 28 - Bell Let's Talk Day

February 2021

Month Long Celebrations:

Black History Month

March 2021

Month Long Celebrations: Women's History Month (International)

MAR 8 - International Women's Day

MAR 21 -  World Down Syndrome Day

April 2021

Month Long Celebrations: 

Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month

APR 2 - World Autism Awareness Day

May 2021

Month Long Celebrations:

Asian Heritage Month

June 2021

Month Long Celebrations:

National Indigenous History Month

International Pride Month

JUN 8 - Race Unity Day 

JUN 13 - International Albinism Awareness Day 

JUN 19 - Juneteenth (U.S) 

JUN 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day 

JUN 27 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day 

July 2021

JUL 1 - Canada Day

JUL 14 - International Non-Binary People's Day

JUL 18 - Nelson Mandela International Day

August 2021

AUG 1 - Emancipation Day

AUG 9 - International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

September 2021

SEPT 30 - Orange Shirt Day

October 2021

Month Long Celebrations:

International Women's Month (Canada)

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

November 2021

NOV 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December 2021

DEC 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

DEC 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women