2022 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 2022 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 2022 storytelling efforts. If we missed a key date, please let us know at letstalk@pagesforgood.com!

2022  
community engagement + health awareness dates

january

Month

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Ontario March of Dimes Month

Tamil Heritage Month

Week

National Non-Smoking Week (16-22) 
Day

World Braille Day (4)

 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (17)

Lincoln Alexander Day (21)

Bell Let's Talk Day (26) 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27)

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

february

Month

African Heritage/Black History Month 
Chinese Heritage Month

Heart Month 
Week

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (1-7)
Day

World Cancer Day (4)
Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (10-14)
Family Day (17) *Ontario
Human Trafficking Awareness Day (22)
Pink Shirt Day/ Anti-Bullying Day (23) 

march

Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
Francophonie Month

Greek Heritage Month

Irish Heritage Month
Kidney Month  
Liver Health Month 
National Nutrition Month
Social Work  Month 

Week
Black Mental Health Week (7-13)

Social Worker Week (7-13)

Day

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)

International Transgender Day of Visibility (31) 

april

Month

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

Week

National Immunization Awareness Week (17-23)

National Volunteer Week (17-23)

Day

World Autism Awareness Day (2)
World Health Day (7)
International Pink Day (14) 

World Hemophilia Day (17)
Earth Day Canada (22)

may

Month

Asian Heritage Month 
Asthma Awareness Month 
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 
Day

Physicians’ Day (1) (Canada)
Education Week (Ontario) (2-6)
Mental Health Week (2-8)

Sun Awareness Week (3-9)
National Nursing Week (9-15)
National AccessAbility Week (May 29 - June 4)

Dutch Heritage Day (5)

National Child and Youth Mental Health Day (7)

Mother’s Day (8)World Lupus Day (10)

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (12)

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17)

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

june

Month

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

Week

Sun Awareness Week (3-9)

Water Safety Week (4-11)

Men's Health Week (13-19)
Day

World Environment Day (5)
National Cancer Survivors Day (5)
World Blood Donor Day (14)
World Refugee Day (20)
Father’s Day (19)
National Indigenous Day (21)
Canadian Multiculturalism Day (27)
PTSD Awareness Day (27)

july

Day

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

august

Month

Black Philanthropy Month

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Day

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

september

Month

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
Day

Labour Day (5)

Truth and Reconciliation Day (30)
World Suicide Prevention Day (10)
World First Aid Day (10)

october

Month

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

Week

Community Health and Wellbeing Week (3-9)(Ontario)

HPV Prevention Week (3-9)
Mental Illness Awareness Week (2-8)

Foster Family Appreciation Week (17-23)

Flu Prevention Week (23-29)

Day

World Mental Health Day (10)
World Sight Day (13) 
Thanksgiving Day (10)
International Day of the Girl (11)

World Arthritis Day (12)
World Food Day (16)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17)
Brain Cancer Awareness Day (24)

november

Month

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 

Week

Nurse Practitioner Week (6-12)

Addiction Awareness Week (20-26)

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 - 10)
Day

Aboriginal Veteran's Day (8)

National Child's Day (20)

Transgender Day of Remembrance (20)
Remembrance Day (11)
World Diabetes Day (14)
National Philanthropy Day (15)

Giving Tuesday (29)

december

Week

Kwanzaa (26-1)

Hanukkah (18-26)

Las Posadas: December (16-24)

Day

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)

Winter Solstice/Yule/ Christmastide (21)

Soyal (22)

Christmas (25)

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