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December 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday, December 1
  • Universal Human Rights Month
Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
    International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Around the world, one billion persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic and attitudinal barriers that exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal members of society. They are disproportionately represented among the world’s poorest, and lack equal access to basic resources, such as education, employment, healthcare and social and legal support systems. In spite of this situation, disability has remained largely invisible in the mainstream development agenda and its processes. In many parts of the world today, lack of awareness and understanding of accessibility as a cross-cutting development issue remains an obstacle to the achievement of progress and development through the Millennium Development Goals, as well as other internationally agreed outcomes for all.

Sunday, December 4
Monday, December 5
Tuesday, December 6
  • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8
  • Bodhi Day (Buddhism)
Friday, December 9
Saturday, December 10
  • International Human Rights Day
Sunday, December 11
Monday, December 12
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples (Catholicism) (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)
Tuesday, December 13
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • Aga Khan's Birthday (Islam-Ismaili)
Wednesday, December 14
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

Thursday, December 15
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

Friday, December 16
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

Saturday, December 17
Sunday, December 18
  • Hanukkah (Judaism)
    Hanukkah (Judaism)

    December 18 – 26, 2022.

Monday, December 19
Tuesday, December 20
Wednesday, December 21
  • Winter solstice/Yule (First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Wicca)
Thursday, December 22
Friday, December 23
  • Winter Break
  • Winter Break
Saturday, December 24
  • Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 25
  • Christmas Day (Christianity)
Monday, December 26
  • Winter Break
  • Kwanzaa (African Canadian & American Celebration)
Tuesday, December 27
  • Winter Break
Wednesday, December 28
  • Winter Break
Thursday, December 29
  • Winter Break
Friday, December 30
  • Winter Break
Saturday, December 31
  • New Year's Eve

January 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday, January 1
  • Tamil Heritage Month
  • New Year's Day
  • Shōgatsu (Shinto, Buddhism)
Monday, January 2
  • Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3
  • Winter Break
Wednesday, January 4
  • Winter Break
  • World Braille Day
Thursday, January 5
  • Winter Break
  • Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday (Sikhism)
  • Twelfth Night (Christianity)
Friday, January 6
  • Winter Break
  • Feast of the Epiphany/ Dia de los Reyes (Christianity Eastern Orthodox and Western)
Saturday, January 7
  • Mahāyāna New Year (Mahāyāna Buddhism)
  • Orthodox Christmas (Christianity- Russian/Eastern Orthodox)
Sunday, January 8
  • Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Christianity- East/West Orthodox)
Monday, January 9
Tuesday, January 10
Wednesday, January 11
Thursday, January 12
Friday, January 13
  • Maghi (Sikhism)
  • Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal (Hinduism/Sikhism)
  • 12:00 pm Last Day to hand in overdue work (Noon)
Saturday, January 14
  • Orthodox New Year (Christian Eastern Orthodox)
Sunday, January 15
Monday, January 16
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 17
Wednesday, January 18
Thursday, January 19
Friday, January 20
Saturday, January 21
  • Lincoln Alexander Day
  • National Hug Day
Sunday, January 22
  • Lunar New Year (Buddhism)
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24
  • International Day of Education
Wednesday, January 25
Thursday, January 26
  • Last Day of Live Classes
  • Vasant Panchami (Hinduism)
Friday, January 27
  • Exams
  • Family Literacy Day
    Family Literacy Day

    Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    The UN General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, we should honor the victims of the Nazi era and develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. For more information: http://www.un.org/en/holocaustremembrance/

Saturday, January 28
Sunday, January 29
  • National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia
Monday, January 30
  • Exams
Tuesday, January 31
  • Exams

February 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday, February 1
  • Exams
  • Black History Month
Thursday, February 2
  • Exams
  • Candlemas/Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ (Christianity)
Friday, February 3
  • PA Day
  • Setsubun (Buddhism- Shinto)
Saturday, February 4
Sunday, February 5
Monday, February 6
  • Semester 2 begins
Tuesday, February 7
  • Safer Internet Day
Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Sunday, February 12
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week (International)
    Random Acts of Kindness Week (International)

    February 12 – 18, 2023

Monday, February 13
Tuesday, February 14
  • Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, February 15
  • Feast of the Meeting of The Lord (Orthodox Christianity - Julian calendar)
  • Nirvana Day (Mahāyāna Buddhism)
  • National Flag of Canada Day
    National Flag of Canada Day

    On February 15, 1965 our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. Every year since 1996, when Parliament declared February 15th as National Flag of Canada Day, we celebrate our beautiful flag.

Thursday, February 16
Friday, February 17
  • Isra'a Wal Miraj (Islam)
    Isra'a Wal Miraj (Islam)

    February 17 – February 18, 2023

  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (International)
    Random Acts of Kindness Day (International)

    February 12 – 18, 2023

Saturday, February 18
  • Maha Shivaratri (Hinduism)
Sunday, February 19
Monday, February 20
  • School Holiday
  • Family Day
  • World Day of Social Justice
Tuesday, February 21
  • Losar New Year (Buddhism-Tibetan, Nepal, Bhutan)
  • International Mother Language Day (UN)
Wednesday, February 22
  • Pink Shirt Day
  • Ash Wednesday - 1st day of Lent (Christianity)
Thursday, February 23
Friday, February 24
Saturday, February 25
Sunday, February 26
Monday, February 27
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • Clean Monday (Christianity - Eastern)
Tuesday, February 28
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

March 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday, March 1
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • Bangladeshi Heritage Month
  • Irish Heritage Month
Thursday, March 2
  • At Risk Student Reports
    At Risk Student Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • The 19 Day Fast (Baha'i)
    The 19 Day Fast (Baha'i)

    March 2 – 20, 2023

Friday, March 3
  • PA Day
Saturday, March 4
Sunday, March 5
Monday, March 6
  • Black Mental Health Day
  • Māgha Pūjā (Buddhism)
  • Purim (Judaism)
    Purim (Judaism)

    March 6 – 7, 2023

Tuesday, March 7
Wednesday, March 8
  • Holi (Hinduism)
  • Hola Mohalla (Sikhism)
    Hola Mohalla (Sikhism)

    March 8 – 10, 2023

  • International Women's Day
    International Women's Day

    The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD is an important opportunity to drive driving greater change for women and to accelerate gender parity.

Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10
  • Harriet Tubman Day
Saturday, March 11
  • National COVID-19 Day of Observance
  • Daylight Saving Time begins tonight
Sunday, March 12
Monday, March 13
  • March Break
Tuesday, March 14
  • March Break
Wednesday, March 15
  • March Break
Thursday, March 16
  • March Break
Friday, March 17
  • March Break
  • Saint Patrick's Day
Saturday, March 18
Sunday, March 19
Monday, March 20
  • Naw Rúz (Baháʼí)
  • Nowruz (Iranian/Persian New Year) (Zoroastrian, Ismaili Muslims)
  • Spring Equinox/Ostara/Lady Day (Wicca)
  • International Day of Happiness
  • International Francophonie Day
Tuesday, March 21
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • World Down Syndrome Day
Wednesday, March 22
  • National School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
  • Ramadan (Islam)
    Ramadan (Islam)

    March 22 – April 20, 2023

  • World Water Day
Thursday, March 23
Friday, March 24
  • World Tuberculosis Day
Saturday, March 25
  • Earth hour
  • Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity)
Sunday, March 26
  • Purple Day for Epilepsy
Monday, March 27
  • Progress Reports Go Home to all students
Tuesday, March 28
  • Progress Reports Go Home to all students
Wednesday, March 29
  • Progress Reports Go Home to all students
Thursday, March 30
  • Progress Reports Go Home to all students
  • Rama Navami (Hinduism)
Friday, March 31
  • Progress Reports Go Home to all students
  • National Indigenous Languages Day
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility
    International Transgender Day of Visibility

    Observed each year on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also recognizing the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming trailblazers who have led the charge in the fight for equality.

April 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Saturday, April 1
  • Earth Month
  • Sikh Heritage Month
Sunday, April 2
  • Palm Sunday (Christianity)
  • World Autism Acceptance Day
Monday, April 3
Tuesday, April 4
  • Memorial of Christ's Death (Jehovah's Witness)
  • National School Librarian Day
Wednesday, April 5
  • Qingming Festival - Tomb Sweeping Day (Chinese Celebration)
  • Pesach/ Passover (Judaism)
    Pesach/ Passover (Judaism)

    April 5 – 13, 2023

Thursday, April 6
  • Theravada New Year (Buddhism)
Friday, April 7
  • School Holiday
  • Good Friday (Christianity)
  • World Health Day
Saturday, April 8
Sunday, April 9
  • Easter (Christianity)
  • Vimy RIdge Day
Monday, April 10
  • School Holiday
  • Easter Monday (Christianity)
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 12
  • International Day of Pink
    International Day of Pink

    April 8th marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic, and all forms of bullying.

    The International Day of Pink began in Nova Scotia when two heterosexual high school students witnessed a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic, and transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts of their own, and later, invited everyone in the school to wear pink in solidarity.

    The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

Thursday, April 13
Friday, April 14
  • Day of Silence (2SLGBTQIA+)
  • Good Friday (Eastern Christianity)
  • Mesha Sankranti (Solar New Year) (Hinduism)
  • Vaisakhi (Sikhism)
Saturday, April 15
Sunday, April 16
  • Easter (Eastern Christianity)
  • National Volunteer Week
    National Volunteer Week

    April 16 – 22, 2023

Monday, April 17
  • Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day (Judaism)
    Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day (Judaism)

    Evening of April 17 to evening of April 18, 2023.

Tuesday, April 18
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20
  • Eid Al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) (Islam)
    Eid Al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) (Islam)

    April 20 – 21, 2023

Friday, April 21
  • First Day of Ridván (Bahá’í)
Saturday, April 22
  • Akshaya Tritiya (Hinduism, Jainism)
  • Earth Day
Sunday, April 23
Monday, April 24
Tuesday, April 25
Wednesday, April 26
  • Administrative Professionals Day
Thursday, April 27
Friday, April 28
  • National Day of Mourning
    National Day of Mourning

    The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day is observed in Canada on April 28. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.

Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30

May 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday, May 1
  • Dutch Heritage Month
  • Hearing Loss Awareness Month
  • Jewish Heritage Month
  • Music Monday
  • Polish Heritage Month
  • Education Week
    Education Week

    May 1 – 5, 2023

  • National School Principals' Day
  • Asian Heritage Month
    Asian Heritage Month

    May is Asian Heritage Month. Canadians are invited to learn more about and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

Tuesday, May 2
Wednesday, May 3
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 5
  • Cinco de Mayo (Mexican culture)
  • Vesak (Buddha’s Birthday) (Buddhism)
  • National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit people
Saturday, May 6
Sunday, May 7
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Day
Monday, May 8
  • At Risk Reports
    At Risk Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • School Communicators Day
Tuesday, May 9
  • At Risk Reports
    At Risk Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

Wednesday, May 10
  • At Risk Reports
    At Risk Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • Bear Witness Day - Jordan's Principle (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis)
Thursday, May 11
  • At Risk Reports
    At Risk Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • National Receptionist Day
Friday, May 12
  • At Risk Reports
    At Risk Reports

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • School Communicators Day
Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 14
  • Mother's Day
  • Child and Youth in Care Day
Monday, May 15
  • International Day of Families
Tuesday, May 16
  • World Education Support Personnel Day
Wednesday, May 17
  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. Fondation Émergence promotes the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia and encourages organisations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment.

Thursday, May 18
  • Ascension Day (Christianity- Western)
Friday, May 19
  • National Bike to Work Day
Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21
  • World Day of Cultural Diversity
Monday, May 22
  • School Holiday
  • Victoria Day
Tuesday, May 23
  • Pentecost (Christianity)
  • Declaration of the Báb (Bahá’í)
  • Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Sikhism)
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
  • Shavuot (Judaism)
    Shavuot (Judaism)

    May 25 – 27, 2023

Friday, May 26
  • Buddha's Birthday (Buddhism)
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
  • National Accessibility Week
    National Accessibility Week

    May 28 – June 3, 2023

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day
Monday, May 29
  • At Risk Report
    At Risk Report

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá'í)
Tuesday, May 30
  • At Risk Report
    At Risk Report

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

Wednesday, May 31
  • At Risk Report
    At Risk Report

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

June 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday, June 1
  • At Risk Report
    At Risk Report

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

  • Filipino Heritage Month
  • Italian Heritage Month
  • Portuguese Heritage Month
  • Pride Month
  • International Children’s Day (Chinese celebration)
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Indigenous History Month
Friday, June 2
  • At Risk Report
    At Risk Report

    Reports are sent home to any students who are at risk of not earning their credit.

Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4
  • National Health and Fitness Day
Monday, June 5
  • World Environment Day (United Nations)
Tuesday, June 6
Wednesday, June 7
  • Canadian Armed Forces Day
Thursday, June 8
Friday, June 9
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Last Day to hand in overdue work (noon)
Saturday, June 10
Sunday, June 11
Monday, June 12
  • World Day Against Child Labour (United Nations)
Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14
Thursday, June 15
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18
  • Father's Day
Monday, June 19
  • Juneteenth (USA)
Tuesday, June 20
  • World Refugee Day (United Nations)
Wednesday, June 21
  • Last day of live classes
  • Summer Solstice/First Day of summer
  • World Music Day
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
Thursday, June 22
  • Exams
Friday, June 23
  • Exams
Saturday, June 24
  • Nativity of St. John the Baptist (Christianity)
  • St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec & Francophone Culture)
Sunday, June 25
Monday, June 26
  • Exams
Tuesday, June 27
  • Exams
  • PTSD Awareness Day
  • Canadian Multiculturalism Day
    Canadian Multiculturalism Day

    Take part in the celebrations for Canadian Multiculturalism Day and discover the wealth of cultures that bring our country to life. http://www.canada.ca

Wednesday, June 28
  • Exams
  • Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) (Islam)
    Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) (Islam)

    June 28 – 29, 2023

Thursday, June 29
  • PA Day
Friday, June 30
  • PA Day

July 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Saturday, July 1
  • Canada Day
Sunday, July 2
Monday, July 3
  • Asalha Puja (Dharma Day) (Buddhism)
Tuesday, July 4
Wednesday, July 5
Thursday, July 6
Friday, July 7
Saturday, July 8
Sunday, July 9
Monday, July 10
Tuesday, July 11
Wednesday, July 12
Thursday, July 13
Friday, July 14
Saturday, July 15
Sunday, July 16
Monday, July 17
Tuesday, July 18
  • Islamic New Year (Islam)
Wednesday, July 19
Thursday, July 20
Friday, July 21
Saturday, July 22
Sunday, July 23
  • Tisha B'Av (Judaism)
Monday, July 24
Tuesday, July 25
Wednesday, July 26
Thursday, July 27
Friday, July 28
Saturday, July 29
Sunday, July 30
Monday, July 31

August 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Tuesday, August 1
Wednesday, August 2
Thursday, August 3
Friday, August 4
Saturday, August 5
Sunday, August 6
Monday, August 7
Tuesday, August 8
Wednesday, August 9
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 11
Saturday, August 12
Sunday, August 13
Monday, August 14
Tuesday, August 15
Wednesday, August 16
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18
Saturday, August 19
Sunday, August 20
Monday, August 21
Tuesday, August 22
Wednesday, August 23
Thursday, August 24
Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 26
Sunday, August 27
Monday, August 28
Tuesday, August 29
Wednesday, August 30
  • Hungry Ghost Festival (Chinese - Buddhism, Taoism)
Thursday, August 31

September 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friday, September 1
  • First Parkash Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism)
  • Samvastsari (Jainism)
Saturday, September 2
Sunday, September 3
Monday, September 4
Tuesday, September 5
Wednesday, September 6
Thursday, September 7
Friday, September 8
  • International Literacy Day
  • Nativity of Mary (Christianity)
Saturday, September 9
Sunday, September 10
  • World Suicide Prevention Day
    World Suicide Prevention Day

    The day was first recognised in 2003, as an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and endorsed by the World Health Organization. World Suicide Prevention Day takes place each year on September 10.

Monday, September 11
  • National Day of Service
Tuesday, September 12
Wednesday, September 13
Thursday, September 14
  • Holy Cross Day - Feast of the Cross (Christianity)
Friday, September 15
  • International Day of Democracy
Saturday, September 16
Sunday, September 17
Monday, September 18
Tuesday, September 19
  • Ganesh Charturthi (Hinduism)
  • Powley Day (First Nation, Metis, Inuit)
Wednesday, September 20
Thursday, September 21
  • International Day of Peace
    International Day of Peace

    The International Day of Peace (Peace Day) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above al

Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23
  • Bi Visibility Day (LGBTQ+)
Sunday, September 24
Monday, September 25
  • Franco-Ontarian Day
Tuesday, September 26
Wednesday, September 27
  • Elevation of the Holy Cross (Eastern Christianity)
Thursday, September 28
Friday, September 29
Saturday, September 30
  • National Truth and Reconciliation Day (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)

October 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday, October 1
  • Canadian Autism Awareness Month
  • Cyber Awareness Month
  • German Heritage Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Islamic Heritage Month
  • Women's History Month
    Women's History Month

    October is Women’s History Month in Canada! It’s a time for Canadians to celebrate the achievements of women and girls throughout our history and recognize the trailblazing women who have shaped our country and way of life.

    Make your mark
    When women and girls bring their passion, energy and talents to everything they do, there is no stopping them!

    Looking back over the past 150 years since Confederation, countless women have done exactly that: harnessed their power, found their voice, and claimed their place in our country’s proud history.

    Because of their efforts and those of the many women who have followed in their footsteps, we’ve made amazing strides toward gender equality and women’s empowerment over the past 150 years. But there is still more work to do: barriers still exist, and sexism and discrimination continue to impact and shape the lives of too many Canadians.

    Change is possible, but we can’t do it alone.

    As we look to the future, we must lift each other up so that everyone has the chance to claim their place and reach their full potential. Together, we can create a Canada where every woman and girl has the chance to let her unique power shine through and make her mark.

    #ClaimYourPlace
    Today, women, girls, men, and boys continue the quest for equality and inclusion in all areas of Canadian life.

    Honour their actions and celebrate the courageous women and girls who inspire you to #ClaimYourPlace.

    Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ClaimYourPlace and share photos, videos and words of inspiration. Share your stories of finding your voice on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Tell the world how you #ClaimYourPlace!

Monday, October 2
  • National Custodial Workers' & Maintenance Staff Day
Tuesday, October 3
Wednesday, October 4
Thursday, October 5
  • World Teachers' Day
Friday, October 6
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8
Monday, October 9
Tuesday, October 10
  • World Mental Health Day
Wednesday, October 11
  • International Day of the Girl Child
  • National Coming Out Day
    National Coming Out Day

    Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as an ally.

Thursday, October 12
Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15
Monday, October 16
Tuesday, October 17
  • Local Government Week
    Local Government Week

    School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local, publicly funded schools, building the foundation of our system today. O

    ur board of trustees sets our vision, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation driving programs and operations in the board. Collectively, they create our multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being and recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure our progress in meeting our goals.

    The next Municipal and School Board Election occurs on Oct. 22, 2018. In advance of this, trustees can provide an important first-hand learning experience that fits well with the Social Studies and Civics curricula.

    Local Government Week events in our schools may also include students observing school boards in session or holding mock municipal elections. Our schools are being encouraged to include this educational opportunity in their events calendar.

    The social media hashtag for Local Government Week is #LGWOnt, so be sure to use it if you’re tweeting or posting a photo on Instagram or Facebook.

Wednesday, October 18
  • Local Government Week
    Local Government Week

    School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local, publicly funded schools, building the foundation of our system today. O

    ur board of trustees sets our vision, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation driving programs and operations in the board. Collectively, they create our multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being and recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure our progress in meeting our goals.

    The next Municipal and School Board Election occurs on Oct. 22, 2018. In advance of this, trustees can provide an important first-hand learning experience that fits well with the Social Studies and Civics curricula.

    Local Government Week events in our schools may also include students observing school boards in session or holding mock municipal elections. Our schools are being encouraged to include this educational opportunity in their events calendar.

    The social media hashtag for Local Government Week is #LGWOnt, so be sure to use it if you’re tweeting or posting a photo on Instagram or Facebook.

Thursday, October 19
  • Local Government Week
    Local Government Week

    School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local, publicly funded schools, building the foundation of our system today. O

    ur board of trustees sets our vision, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation driving programs and operations in the board. Collectively, they create our multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being and recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure our progress in meeting our goals.

    The next Municipal and School Board Election occurs on Oct. 22, 2018. In advance of this, trustees can provide an important first-hand learning experience that fits well with the Social Studies and Civics curricula.

    Local Government Week events in our schools may also include students observing school boards in session or holding mock municipal elections. Our schools are being encouraged to include this educational opportunity in their events calendar.

    The social media hashtag for Local Government Week is #LGWOnt, so be sure to use it if you’re tweeting or posting a photo on Instagram or Facebook.

Friday, October 20
  • Local Government Week
    Local Government Week

    School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local, publicly funded schools, building the foundation of our system today. O

    ur board of trustees sets our vision, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation driving programs and operations in the board. Collectively, they create our multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being and recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure our progress in meeting our goals.

    The next Municipal and School Board Election occurs on Oct. 22, 2018. In advance of this, trustees can provide an important first-hand learning experience that fits well with the Social Studies and Civics curricula.

    Local Government Week events in our schools may also include students observing school boards in session or holding mock municipal elections. Our schools are being encouraged to include this educational opportunity in their events calendar.

    The social media hashtag for Local Government Week is #LGWOnt, so be sure to use it if you’re tweeting or posting a photo on Instagram or Facebook.

  • Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism)
Saturday, October 21
  • Local Government Week
    Local Government Week

    School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local, publicly funded schools, building the foundation of our system today. O

    ur board of trustees sets our vision, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation driving programs and operations in the board. Collectively, they create our multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being and recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure our progress in meeting our goals.

    The next Municipal and School Board Election occurs on Oct. 22, 2018. In advance of this, trustees can provide an important first-hand learning experience that fits well with the Social Studies and Civics curricula.

    Local Government Week events in our schools may also include students observing school boards in session or holding mock municipal elections. Our schools are being encouraged to include this educational opportunity in their events calendar.

    The social media hashtag for Local Government Week is #LGWOnt, so be sure to use it if you’re tweeting or posting a photo on Instagram or Facebook.

Sunday, October 22
Monday, October 23
Tuesday, October 24
Wednesday, October 25
Thursday, October 26
Friday, October 27
  • Dress Purple Day
    Dress Purple Day

    Every October, OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies raise awareness about how to identify and help prevent child abuse. One of the campaign’s key goals is to educate communities and key partners about how calling a Children’s Aid Society is one of the most effective ways to prevent child abuse. As part of this campaign OACAS and member CASs work closely with school boards, schools, and community partners on a provincial “DRESS PURPLE DAY.”

    https://thesocialpresskit.com/childabusepreventionmonth

Saturday, October 28
Sunday, October 29
Monday, October 30
Tuesday, October 31
  • Halloween

November 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday, November 1
  • All Saints Day (Christianity)
  • Hindu Heritage Month
  • Indigenous Education Month (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
  • Movember
    Movember

    YOUR MOUSTACHE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

    Trucker, regent, connoisseur or wisp – no matter the shape or style of your Mo this Movember, your face can inspire donations, conversations and real change.

    The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.

    A little facial hair goes a long way. More than just follicles on your face, your Mo is a ribbon – reminding the people in your life of the importance of men’s health.

    Men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They are dying too young, before their time. We’re taking action and we need your help.

    This Movember, Grow your moustache for men’s health.

    https://ca.movember.com
    https://ca.movember.com/get-involved/moustaches

  • Financial Literacy Month
    Financial Literacy Month

    November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM)! Learn about this year’s 7th edition and find financial literacy resources and information from Canadian organizations.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/campaigns/financial-literacy-month.html

Thursday, November 2
  • All Souls’ Day (Christianity)
  • Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead (Mexico)
Friday, November 3
Saturday, November 4
Sunday, November 5
  • Veterans' Week
    Veterans' Week

    November 5 – 11, 2022

Monday, November 6
Tuesday, November 7
  • Inuit Day (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
Wednesday, November 8
  • Indigenous Veterans' Day (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
Thursday, November 9
Friday, November 10
Saturday, November 11
  • Remembrance Day
Sunday, November 12
Monday, November 13
  • World Kindness Day
  • Transgender Awareness Week
    Transgender Awareness Week

    November 13 – November 19, 2022

Tuesday, November 14
  • World Diabetes Day
    World Diabetes Day

    November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, the day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy.

    More information can be found at the International Diabetes Foundation Website.

Wednesday, November 15
Thursday, November 16
  • Louis Riel Day
Friday, November 17
Saturday, November 18
Sunday, November 19
  • International Men's Day
    International Men's Day

    International Men’s Day focuses on men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an day for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care, while highlighting the discrimination against them.

    The International Men’s Day website is sponsored by Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, who believe that good men are the foundation of good fatherhood.

Monday, November 20
  • International Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • World Children’s Day
Tuesday, November 21
Wednesday, November 22
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24
  • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Sikhism)
Saturday, November 25
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Sunday, November 26
Monday, November 27
  • Advent (Christianity)
    Advent (Christianity)

    November 27 – December 24

Tuesday, November 28
Wednesday, November 29
Thursday, November 30