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