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2023 storytelling calendar

Awareness opportunities add relevance to your story.
 

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Never miss an opportunity to tell your story.  Have this storytelling calendar handy when building your next content, social media or communications plan.

 

Simply download and print or review a more robust list below as your guide to community engagement and health awareness dates.  

2023  
community + health awareness dates

 

january

Days

New Years Day (1)

World Braille Day (4)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (17)

Lincoln Alexander Day (21)   
Bell Let's Talk Day (25)

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27)

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia (29)

 

Weeks
National Non-Smoking Week (16-22)

 

Months

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

february

Days

World Cancer Day (4)

International Childhood Cancer Day (15)

Family Day (20) *AB, BC, MB, NB, ON, SK

Heritage Day (20) *NS

Islander Day (20) *PEI
Human Trafficking Awareness Day (22)
Pink Shirt Day/Anti-Bullying Day (22) 

 

Weeks

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (1-7)

Children's Mental Health Week (7-13)

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (14-18)

 

Months

African Heritage/Black History Month 
Chinese Heritage Month

Heart Month

march

Days

International Women’s Day (8)
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21)
World Down Syndrome Day (21)

Beginning of Ramadan (22)
World Tuberculosis Day (24) 
Purple Day (Epilepsy) (26)

International Transgender Day of Visibility (31) 

 

Weeks

Black Mental Health Week (5-11)

Social Worker Week (6-10)

Spring Break (13-17)

 

Months

Nutrition Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 

Greek Heritage Month

Irish Heritage Month

Kidney Month  
Liver Health Month 
Francophonie Month 
Social Work Month 

april

Days

World Autism Awareness Day (2)
World Health Day (7)

End of Ramadan *Eid al-Fir (22)
Earth Day Canada (22)

 

Weeks

National Immunization Awareness Week (23-29)
National Volunteer Week (17-22)

 

Months

Be a Donor Month 
Cancer Awareness Month

Genocide Awareness Month

IBS Awareness Month

Latin American History Month
Parkinson Awareness Month

Sikh Heritage Month

World Autism Month

may

Days

Physicians’ Day (1) (Canada)

Dutch Heritage Day (5)

National Child and Youth Mental Health Day (7)

World Lupus Day (10)

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (12)

Mother’s Day (14)

Victoria Day (22)

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17)

World MS Day (30)
World No Tobacco Day (31)

 

Weeks

Education Week (Ontario) (2-6)
Mental Health Week (2-8)

Sun Awareness Week (3-9)

National Nursing Week (8-14)

National AccessAbility Week (May 28 - June 3)

 

Months

Asian Heritage Month

Asthma Awareness Month 
Community Living Month (Ontario)
Community Living Month (Ontario)
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month 

Jewish Heritage Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

National Speech and Hearing Month
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

Speech and Hearing Month
Vision Health Month 

june

Days

World Environment Day (5)
National Cancer Survivors Day (5)

World Blood Donor Day (14)

Father’s Day (18)
World Refugee Day (20)
National Indigenous Day (21)
Canadian Multiculturalism Day (27)

PTSD Awareness Day (27)

 

Weeks

Men's Health Week (12-18)

Water Safety Week (18-25)

 

Months

Aboriginal/Indigenous History Month
ALS Awareness Month

Filipino Month

Italian Heritage Month
National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
Portuguese Speaking Heritage Month
Pride Month

Seniors’ Month (Ontario)

Stroke Month 

Thyroid Month

july

Days

Canada Day (1)
National Injury Prevention Day (5)
Nelson Mandela Day (18)
World Hepatitis Day (28)

august

Days

Emancipation Day (1)
International Youth Day (12)
World Humanitarian Day (19)
International Overdose Awareness Day (31) 

Weeks

World Breastfeeding Week (1-7)

Months

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Black Philanthropy Month

september

Days

Labour Day (4)

World Heart Day (29)
World Suicide Prevention Day (10)
World First Aid Day (10)

Terry Fox Run (17)

Truth and Reconciliation Day (30)

Months

Arthritis Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

Muscular Dystrophy Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

october

Days

Thanksgiving Day (9)

World Mental Health Day (10)
International Day of the Girl (11)

World Arthritis Day (12)

World Sight Day (13) 
World Food Day (16)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17)

Brain Cancer Awareness Day (24)

 

Weeks

Foster Family Appreciation Week (15-21)

Flu Prevention Week (23-29)

Months

Autism Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
German Heritage Month

Healthy Workplace Month

Islamic Heritage Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Somalian Heritage Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Women’s History Month

november

Days

Aboriginal Veteran's Day (8)
Remembrance Day (11)
World Diabetes Day (14)
National Philanthropy Day (15)

National Housing Day (18)

National Child's Day (20)

Transgender Day of Remembrance (20)

Giving Tuesday (28)

 

Weeks

Nurse Practitioners Week (12-18)

Addiction Awareness Week (19-25)

Months

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month
Hindu Heritage Month

Indigenous Education Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Movember
Osteoporosis Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 
Woman Abuse Prevention Month

december

Days

World AIDS Day (1)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3)
Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (6)
Human Rights Day (10)

Christmas (25)

Boxing Day (26)

New Years Eve (31)

 

Weeks

Hanukkah (7-15)

Winter break (25-5)

Kwanzaa (26-1)

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