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Special Recognition Days

Special Recognition Days


In accordance with Special Recognition Days Policy 455, the UCDSB acknowledges and/or promotes special recognition days that meet two or more of the following criteria:
  • The special day or event has a demonstrable educational value (such as “teachable moments” that can be incorporated in the curriculum before, during, and after the event), an
  • The special day or event has a clear connection to the Board’s mission, values, strategic plan, or;
  • The special day or event is understood to promote the general benefit of the community.

The 2019-20 Special Recognition Dates are:

 September 8 - International Literacy Day
10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
25 - Rowan's Law Day
25 - Franco Ontarian Day
26 - Terry Fox National School Run Day
29 -Police & Peace Officers National Memorial Day
30 - Orange Shirt Day 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

October 2 - National Walk to School Day             
5 -  World Teachers’ Day
6-13 - Fire Prevention Week
10 - World Mental Health Day
11 - International Day of the Girl
15 - Local Government Week
20-26 - National Teen Driver Safety Week 
21-27 - National School Safety Week
21-25 - Bus Safety Week
24 - Dress Purple Day: Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention Month 
November 4-8 - Treaties Recognition Week
11 - Remembrance Day
17-23 - Bullying Awareness & Prevention
20 - National Child Day

December 3 - Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities
6 - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 
10 - Human Rights Day
January 27 - Family Literacy Day
February 15 - National Flag of Canada Day
26 - Pink Shirt Day (anti bullying)

 Black History Month

March 8 - International Women’s Day
21 - World Down Syndrome Day
21 - International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy 
28 - Earth Hour

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
8 - International Day of Pink (LGBTQ+) 
9 - Vimy Ridge Day
19 - National Volunteer Week
21 - World Creativity & Innovation Day
22 - Earth Day
22 - Administrative Professionals Day

 May 4-10 - Canadian Mental Health Week
4-8 - Education Week (Ontario)
6 - Support Staff Appreciation Day
18 - International Museum Day
21 - Ontario Flag Day
31 - World No-Tobacco Day

June 5 - World Environment Day
6 - National Day to Promote Health and Fitness for All Canadians 
21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day             
27 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day

National Aboriginal History Month
Pride Month
July 1 - Canada Day/Canadian History Week
15 - World Youth Skills Day
18 - Nelson Mandela International Day
30 - International Day of Friendship 
 August 12 - International Youth Day
19 - World Humanitarian Day


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