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Women’s History Month

https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/whm-mhf/index-en.html The Hashtags are updated annualy. October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past and our present, who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada.


International Day of the Girl Child

https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day Beginning in 2011 #DayoftheGirl The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girl's empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.


International Day of Rural Women

https://www.un.org/en/events/ruralwomenday/ Beginning in 2008 Recognizing the critical role and contribution of rural women, including Indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.


Persons Day

https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/whm-mhf/persons-personne-en.html 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. This gave women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life.


National Child Day

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/national-child-day.html Beginning in 1993 United Nations adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child on November 20, 1989.