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National Indigenous History Month

https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1466616436543/1534874922512 Honoring the history, heritage, and diversity Indigenous peoples in Canada have. Recognizing the strength of current Indigenous communities and acknowledging all of their contributions along with their ancestors.

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PTSD Awareness Day – Canada

https://www.parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/bill/C-425/first-reading Beginning in 2019 #PTSDAwareness People are encouraged to wear the color teal to indicate their support for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and to promote public awareness of the disorder. PTSD is a very misunderstood disorder that many people do not have adequate information of or experiences with which forces many individuals who […]

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/multiculturalism-day.html Discovering the various cultures that bring Canadian society to life. Many virtual celebrations that celebrate diverse cultures and communities and interact with populations that are not in individuals everyday life.

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

https://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/ Beginning in 2013. #HumanTrafficking #EndHumanTrafficking Identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

https://www.un.org/en/observances/indigenous-day Beginning in 1994 #WeAreIndigenous #IndigenousDay #IndigenousPeoplesDay In order to raise awareness of the needs of these population groups, this day commemorates the international day chosen in recognition of the first meeting of the UN working group on Indigenous populations held in Geneva in 1982

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BPW Day

https://bpwcanada.com/en/resources-links/commemorative-dates.html Beginning in 1930. #BPWDay #BPWDayYear #BPWPride Wearing yellow, post photos on social media. International Federation of Business and Professional Women. Celebrating BPW and celebrating all of the achievements.

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Women’s Equality Day – USA

https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/resources/commemorations/womens-equality-day/10-ideas-for-womens-equality-day/ Beginning in 1971. #WomensEqualityDay #EqualityDay Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, the US Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.

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Take Back the Night

https://takebackthenight.org/ Beginning in 1981 #TakeBacktheNight #TBTNYear Date and often month vary across Canada. Movement that is set to bring awareness to the nature of sexual violence and stand with the survivors and victims of these crimes as they navigate their healing. Creating safe communities and respectful relationships through events and initiatives.

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International Equal Pay Day

https://www.un.org/en/observances/equal-pay-day Beginning in 2020 #EqualPayDay Adopted by the UN in 2019. International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time in 2020, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. It furthers builds on the UN commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination […]

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Gender Equaliy Week

https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/gew-ses/index-en.html Beginning in 2018, their hashtags update every year to become more current. Gender Equality Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the important contribution's women and gender diverse communities have made to the growth, development, character and identity of Canada.