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May
01
Asian/South Asian Heritage Month
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Celebrated since the 1990s, the month of observance was officially designated by the Government of Canada in 2002. In this month we acknowledge the contribution of Asian and South Asian Canadians and learn about the diversity and barriers that impede full equity. Click here to find out more!

Dates:
Friday, May 1, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
Location:
Canada
May
04
Mental Health Week
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Promoted by the Canadian Mental Health Association, the week has been observed since 1951. It calls attention to the stigma that surrounds mental illness and promotes good mental health. To find out more, click here.

Dates:
Monday, May 4, 2020 to Monday, May 11, 2020
Location:
Canada
May
17
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
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The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. On this date in 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2009, the (T) in IDAHOT was added to reflect transgender identities. And in 2015, biophiba was added to the day’s name to show solidarity with bisexual identities.

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Date:
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Location:
World
Jun
11
National Day of Reconciliation
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On June 11, 2008, the Canadian Federal government officially apologized to Indian residential school survivors and their families for the creation of the Indian residential school system. The apology led to the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Date:
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Time:
All Day
Location:
Canada
Aug
09
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
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Recognized since 1994 by the UN, the date calls attention to the systemic barriers faced by Indigenous communities across the planet. Click here to find out more.

Date:
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location:
World