2020 storytelling calendar

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We always have a storytelling calendar handy when planning annual activities so our clients never miss an opportunity to tell their stories.

 

Download our 2020 guide to community engagement and health awareness dates.  

Awareness days, weeks and months can bring attention and add relevance to your story all year long.

Here's a robust list of Canadian awareness dates to help boost your 2020 storytelling efforts. If we missed a key date, please let us know at letstalk@pagesforgood.com!

2022  
community engagement + health awareness dates

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Ontario March of Dimes Month
National Non-Smoking Week (19-25)   
Bell Let's Talk Day (29) 

january

Black History Month 
Heart Month 
Eating Disorder Awareness Week (1-7)
World Cancer Day (4)
Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (10-14)
Family Day (17) 
Human Trafficking Awareness Day (22)
Pink Shirt Day (26) 

february

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
Francophonie Month
Kidney Month  
Liver Health Month 
National Nutrition Month
Social Work  Month 
International Women’s Day (8)
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21)
World Down Syndrome Day (21)
World Tuberculosis Day (24) 
Purple Day (Epilepsy) (26)

march

Be a Donor Month 
Cancer Awareness Month
IBS Awareness Month
Parkinson Awareness Month
 World Autism Awareness Day (2)
World Health Day (7)
World Hemophilia Day (17)
National Immunization Awareness Week (18-24)
National Volunteer Week (19-25)
Earth Day Canada (22)

april

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

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month 
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
Speech and Hearing Month
Vision Health Month 
Physicians’ Day (1)
Education Week (Ontario) (4-8)
Mental Health Week (4-10)
National Child and Youth Mental Health Day (7)
Mother’s Day (10)
World Lupus Day (10)
National Nursing Week (11-17)
Sun Awareness Week (11-17)
International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (12)
National AccessAbility Week (24-30)
World MS Day (30)
World No Tobacco Day (31)

 

may

Aboriginal/Indigenous History Month
ALS Awareness Month
National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
Pride Month
Seniors’ Month (Ontario)
Stroke Month 
Thyroid Month
World Environment Day (5)
Water Safety Week (6-13)
National Cancer Survivors Day (7)
Sun Awareness Week (11-17)
World Blood Donor Day (14)
Men's Health Week (15)
World Refugee Day (20)
Father’s Day (21)
National Indigenous Day (21)
Canadian Multiculturalism Day (27)
PTSD Awareness Day (27)

june

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

july

Gastroparesis Awareness Month
International Youth Day (12)
World Humanitarian Day (19)
International Overdose Awareness Day (31) 

august

Arthritis Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 
Muscular Dystrophy Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Labour Day (7)
World Suicide Prevention Day (10)
World First Aid Day (12)
Canada’s Democracy Week (13-19)

september

Autism Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Healthy Workplace Month
Latin American Heritage Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Women’s History Month
HPV Prevention Week (1-7)
World Mental Health Day /Mental Illness Awareness Week (4-10)
World Sight Day (10) 
Thanksgiving Day (12)
World Arthritis Day (12)
World Food Day (16)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17)
Brain Cancer Awareness Day (24)
Flu Prevention Week (24-30)

october

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Movember
Osteoporosis Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 
Woman Abuse Prevention Month 
National Child Day (20)
Digital Health Week 2019  (9-15)
Remembrance Day (11)
World Diabetes Day (14)
National Philanthropy Day (15)
 Addiction Awareness Week (23-29)

november

Giving Tuesday (1)
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)

december

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