Health Promotion Calendar

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Calendar of Health Promotion Events and Weeks.


  • Alzheimer Awareness Month
  • National Non-Smoking Week
  • January 19 to January 25
  • Weedless Wednesday January 22
  • Family Literacy Day January 27*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • Heart Month
  • Psychology Month
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • February 2 to February 8 White Cane Week
  • February 5 to February 8 World Cancer Day
  • February 4* International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • February 6*Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day February 14*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month
  • ‘Help Fight Liver Disease’ Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Social Work Month
  • Pharmacist Awareness Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
  • March 9 to March 15 World Glaucoma Week
  • March 9 to March 15 Brain Awareness Week
  • March 10 to March 16 Poison Prevention Week
  • March 16 to March 22International Women’s Day
  • March 8* World Water Day
  • March 22* World Tuberculosis Day
  • March 24* Purple Day – The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness
  • March 26*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • Daffodil Days: Cancer Awareness
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygienists Week
  • April 6 to April 12 National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week
  • April 20 to April 27 National Immunization Awareness Week
  • April 26 to May 3 World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 2* World Health Day
  • April 7* World Hemophilia Day
  • April 17* Earth Day
  • April 22* World Malaria Day
  • April 25* National Day of Mourning: Remembering lives lost or injured in the workplace
  • April 28*

For more details and information visit Health Canada

  • May
  • World Pulmonary Hypertension Day May 5
  • Mental Health Week May 5 to May 11
  • Association des chiropracticiens du Québec
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Month
  • Food Allergy Awareness Month
  • Foot Health Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
  • MedicAlert Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Hemochromatosis Awareness Month
  • National Physiotherapy Month
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
  • Emergency Preparedness Week
  • May 4 to May 10
    National Hospice Palliative Care Week
    May 4 to May 10
    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
    May 4 to May 10
    National Mental Health Week
    May 5 to May 11
    National Nursing Week
    May 12 to May 18
    Naturopathic Medicine Week
    May 12 to May 18
    Aboriginal Awareness Week
    May 20 to May 23
    Annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care May 4
    Walk So Kids Can Talk May 4
    Save Lives: Clean Your Hands May 5
    Melanoma Monday May 6
    World Asthma Day May 6
    World Red Cross Day May 8*
    International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity May 12
    International Nursing Day May 12*
    International Day Against Homophobia May 17*
    World Hypertension Day May 17
    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day May 20
    National Multiple Births Awareness Day May 28*
    World No-Tobacco Day May 31*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • June is Brain Injury Awareness Month
    ALS Awareness Month (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
    Recreation and Parks Month
    Relay for Life
    Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
    Stroke Awareness Month
    Canadian Environment Week
    June 1 to June 7
    National Sun Awareness Week
    June 2 to June 8
    National Cancer Survivors Day June 1*
    World Environment Day June 5*
    Clean Air Day June 5
    World Blood Donor Day June 14*
    National Aboriginal Day June 21*
    International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking June 26*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • World Population Day July 11*
  • World Hepatitis Day July 28*


  • World Humanitarian Day August 19*


  • Breakfast for Learning Month
    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
    Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month
    National Arthritis Month
    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
    Prostate Cancer Awarness Month
    AIDS Walk for Life
    September 15 to September 23
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day September 9*
    World Suicide Prevention Day September 10*
    World Alzheimer’s Day September 21*
    Terry Fox Run September 24
    World Rabies Day September 28*
    World Heart Day September 29*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • 5e Rendez-vous de la gestions des maladies chroniques
    October 2 to October 3
    Autism Awareness Month
    Brain Tumour Awareness Month
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Eye Health Month
    Healthy Workplace Month
    International Walk to School Month
    Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
    Lupus Awareness Month
    National Occupational Therapy Month
    Psoriasis Awareness Month
    SIDS Awareness Month (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
    The Flu Shot: Influenza Immunization Awareness Month
    World Breastfeeding Week
    October 1 to October 7
    Fire Prevention Week
    October 5 to October 11
    Mental Illness Awareness Week
    October 5 to October 11
    National Veterinary Technician Week
    October 12 to October 18
    ADHD Awareness week
    October 14 to October 24
    National School Safety Week
    October 17 to October 23
    Respiratory Therapists Week
    October 19 to October 25
    National Infection Control Week
    October 20 to October 24
    Canadian Patient Safety Week
    October 27 to October 31
    Canadian Intensive Care Week
    October 28 to November 3
    National Seniors Day
    October 1*
    International Day for Disaster Reduction
    October 8*
    World Sight Day
    October 10
    World Mental Health Day
    October 10*
    World Idic15 Awareness Day
    October 15*
    World Food Day
    October 16*
    World Spine Day
    October 16*
    International Stuttering Awareness Day
    October 22*
    World Stroke Day
    October 29

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • National Eczema Awareness Month
    Osteoporosis Month
    Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT) Week
    November 2 to November 8
    Amaryllis Month (Huntington Society)
    Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month
    Cardipulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) Awareness Month
    Diabetes Month
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Movember Canada
    National Pain Awareness Week
    November 2 to November 8
    Family Doctor Week
    November 4 to November 9
    National Seniors Safety Week
    November 6 to November 12
    National Addictions Awareness Week
    November 17 to November 23
    National Home Fire Safety Week
    November 24 to November 30
    World Pneumonia Day
    November 12*
    World Diabetes Day
    November 14*
    World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day
    November 19*
    National Child Day
    November 20*
    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
    November 25*

For more details and information visit Health Canada


  • The Lung Association’s Christmas Seal Campaign
    World AIDS Day
    December 1*
    International Day of Disabled Persons
    December 3*
    National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women In Canada
    December 6*
    Human Rights Day
    December 10*

For more details and information visit Health Canada