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January
  • Alzheimer Awareness Month - Alzheimer Society, Canada
  • Crime Stoppers Month
  • National Non-Smoking Week - Canadian Council on Smoking and Health
  • World Braille Day, January 4

  • February
  • Black History Month - Black History Month Association
  • Family Violence Prevention Week, February 13-19
  • Freedom to Read Week
  • Heart & Stroke Month - Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • White Cane Week

  • March
  • National Epilepsy Month
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month - Learning Disabilities Association of NS
  • Kidney Month - Kidney Foundation of Canada
  • Help Fight Liver Disease Month
  • National Poison Awareness Week
  • National Social Workers' Week - Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • International Women's Day
  • Brain Awareness Week - Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
  • Nutrition Month - Dietitians of Canada
  • Red Cross Month - Canadian Red Cross
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - (CCAC) Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

  • April
  • National Cancer Awareness Month - Canadian Cancer Society
  • National Volunteer Week - Volunteer Canada
  • Parkinson Awareness Month - Parkinson Society of Canada
  • National Physiotherapy Month - Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Allergy Awareness Week - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • World Health Day, April 7 - World Health Organization

  • May
  • Cystic Fibrosis Month - Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Foot Health Awareness Month - Canadian Podiatric Medical Association
  • Hearing and Speech Awareness Month - Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
  • Huntington Disease Awareness Month - Health Canada
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Family Caregiver Month - Caregivers Nova Scotia Association
  • Medic Alert Month - Canadian MedicAlert® Foundation
  • MS Awareness Month - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • National Mental Health Week - Canadian Mental Health Association
  • National Nursing Week - Canadian Nurses Association
  • National Palliative Care Week
  • National Physiotherapy Week - Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • Access Awareness Week - Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS)
  • Emergency Preparedness Week
  • World Red Cross Day - Canadian Red Cross
  • Canadian Health Day - Canadian Public Health Association
  • International Day of Families - United Nations Association in Canada
  • Schizophrenia (Walk the World - The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
       Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)

  • June
  • ALS Awareness Month - ALS Society of Canada
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
  • Child Care Awareness Days - Department of Community Services
  • Canadian Environment Week
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness - Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association
  • Stroke Awareness Month - Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • National Public Service Week
  • World Blood Donor Day - Canadian Blood Services
  • National Aboriginal Day - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Rick Hansen, Wheels in Motion
  • Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay

  • July
  • Canada Day
  • National Drowning Prevention Week
  • World Population Day

  • August
  • (SMA) Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

  • September
  • Arthritis Month - Arthritis Society, Nova Scotia
  • Muscular Dystrophy Month - Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada
  • AIDS Walk Canada - AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
  • World Suicide Prevention Day- World Health Organization
  • Terry Fox Run
  • SuperWalk for Parkinson's
  • International Literacy Day
  • World Alzheimer Day - Alzheimer Society
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, September 17-23

  • October
  • Autism Awareness Month - Autism Society Canada
  • Community Living Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month - Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
  • Lupus Awareness Month - Lupus Canada
  • Occupational Therapy Month - Canadian Assoc. of Occupational Therapists
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Mi'kmaq History Month - Aboriginal Affairs
  • Women's History Month - Status of Women Canada
  • National Family Week - Family Service Canada
  • World Hospice Day, 10th.
  • World Mental Health Day, October 10
  • World Food Day - United Nations Association in Canada
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - United Nations Association in Canada
  • Healthy Workplace Month - October 5th to November 1st
  • SIDS Awareness Month

  • November
  • CPR Month
  • Crohn's Disease and Colitis Awareness Month - Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Week - Canadian Down Syndrome Society
  • Family Violence Awareness Month
  • Adoption Awareness Month - Department of Community Services
  • National Seniors Safety Week
  • National Addictions Awareness Week
  • National Child Day - Public Health Agency of Canada
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • Veterans' Week

  • December
  • World AIDS Day, December 1 - Canadian AIDS Society
  • International Day of Disabled Persons, (December 3)
        Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission (NSDPC)
  • International Volunteer Day - Volunteer Canada
  • Human Rights Day - Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, December 6
        Status of Women Canada (SWC)

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