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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 2018-19 Special Recognition Dates are:
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 September 3 - Labour Day
4 - Back to School
8 - International Literacy Day
10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
25 - Franco Ontarian Day
27 - Terry Fox National School Run Day
30 -Police & Peace Officers National Memorial Day

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 - Orange Shirt Day
3 - iWalk Month/Day
5 -  World Teachers’ Day
8 - Thanksgiving
7-13 - Fire Prevention Week
10 - World Mental Health Day
11 - International Day of the Girl
22-28 - National Teen Driver Safety Week
16 - World Food Day
17-23rd - National School Safety Week
20-26 - Local Government Week
22-26 - Bus Safety Week
24 - Dress Purple Day: Child Abuse Prevention
31 - Halloween/UNICEF Day

Learning Disabilities Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month 
November 1-7 - Canadian Down’s Syndrome Week
1-7 - Treaties Recognition Week
1-7 - Veterans Week
11 - Remembrance Day
14 - World Diabetes Day
18-24 - 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  1 - New Year’s Day
27 - Family Literacy Day
February 15 - National Flag of Canada Day
18 - Family Day
27 - Pink Shirt Day (anti bullying)

 Black History Month

March 8 - International Women’s Day
11 - Commonwealth Day
20 - International Day of Happiness
21 - World Down Syndrome Day
21 - International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
30 - Earth Hour
26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy
30 - World Bipolar Day

 National Nutrition Month

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
7 - World Health Day
7-13 - National Volunteer Week
9 - Vimy Ridge Day
10 - International Day of Pink (LGBTQ+)
21 - World Creativity & Innovation Day
22 - Earth Day
24 - Administrative Professionals Day

 May 8 - Support Staff Appreciation Day
6-12 - Canadian Mental Health Week
6-10 - Education Week (Ontario)
12 - Mother’s Day
18 - International Museum Day
20 - Victoria Day
21 - Ontario Flag Day
TBD National Accessibility Week
31 - World No-Tobacco Day

June 1 - National Day to Promote Health and Fitness for All Canadians
3-9 - Canadian Environment Week
5 - World Environment Day
10-16 - National Blood Donor Week
16 - Father’s Day
20 - Clean Air Day
21 - National Aboriginal Day
27 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day

National Aboriginal History Month
Pride Month
Pride Festivals
July 1 - Canada Day
1-7 - Canada 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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