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3rd Wk - National Non-Smoking Week - Canada - Canadian Council on Smoking and


3rd Wed - Weedless Wednesday - Canada - Canadian Council on Smoking and


1st Wk - Eating Disorder Awareness Week; National; National Eating Disorder

Information Center

1st Wk - International Development Week; National; CIDA

1st Wk - National Therapeutic Recreation Week

1st Wk - White Cane Week; National; Canadian Council of the Blind

2nd Sunday World Marriage Day

2nd Wk - World Orphan Week; International; SOS Children's Villages Canada

Last Wed - Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying) - Canada - Pink Shirt Day

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1st Wk - Pharmacy Awareness Week - Canadian Pharmacists Association

1st Wk - Lymphedema Awareness Week - BC Lymphedema Association

1st Wk - World Glaucoma Awareness Week - World Glaucoma Week

2nd Wk - Canadian Agricultural Safety Week - Canadian Federation of Agriculture

2nd Wk - National Social Work Week - Canadian Association of Social Workers

2nd Monday of March - Commonwealth Day

2nd Thursday of March - World Kidney Day

3rd Wk - Crisis Line Awareness Week - BC Crisis Line Association

3rd Friday of March - World Sleep Day

2nd Saturday of April - Sarcoidosis Awareness Day

Last Saturday in April - Show Your Mettle Day - Awareness day to encourage amputees to
show their metal (prosthetic devices, wheel chairs, etc).

April 11-18 - National Porphyria Awareness Week (NPAW) to enhance porphyria awareness in
communities by spreading the word about porphyria.

April 12-18 - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

13 - 19 - National Dental Hygiene Week; National; Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

20- 27 - National Organ Donor Awareness Week

2nd Wk - World Homeopathy Awareness Week

3rd Wk - National Medical Laboratory Week; National

3rd Wk - National Volunteer Week; National; Volunteer Canada

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1st Sunday of May - World Laughter Day

Celebrate World Peace Through Laughter on Sunday, May 7th, 2017

What Is World Laughter Day?

World Laughter Day is a free event that has been celebrated in Los Angeles on the
first Sunday of May since 2005 at the initiative of Sebastien Gendry, creator of the
Laughter Wellness method. It was first started in India in 1998 and now takes place
in all the major capitals of the world and more cities. Its aim is to promote intentional
laughter and its many healing benefits, and raise awareness about the many
thousands of community laughter clubs around the world.

Week surrounding May 5 - International Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week

1st Tuesday of May - World Asthma Day

2nd Sunday of May - International Mothers' Day

2nd Week in May - Williams Syndrome Awareness Week

3rd Sunday of June - World Fathers Day

Last Friday of July - System Administrator Appreciation Day

1st Saturday of July - International Day of Cooperatives

First Sunday in August - International Friendship Day

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National Rehabilitation Awareness Week - (Actual Date Subject to Change Each Year)

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week - First week of September - (5th - 11th Sept,

1st Monday of October - World Habitat Day

2nd Thursday of October - World Sight Day

National Radiologic Technology Week - Celebrated annually to recognize the vital

work of R.T.s across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to
commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray's discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on
Nov. 8, 1895. Learn more

Third Sunday of November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
(Recognized by the UN)

3rd Sunday of November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

3rd Thursday of November - World Philosophy Day

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