Interfaith Calendar - The University is not responsible for the information on this website. The main purpose of the link is to provide students, faculty and staff with information about important religious days for the different religions of the world and the dates of those events.
Equity Calendar 2013
Black History Month
During Black History Month Canadians can gain insight into the experiences of black Canadians and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history.
March 8, 2013
International Women’s Day
Each year at this time, Canadians celebrate progress toward equality for women and their full participation, reflect on the challenges and barriers that remain, and consider future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives.
March 21, 2013
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of events and activities worldwide on March 21 each year. The day aim to remind people of racial discrimination's negative consequences. It also encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.
April 21 - 27, 2013
National Victims of Crime Awareness Week
There will be events commemorating N VCAW 2011 in every province and in the Territories that will illustrate the theme: "Many Voices, Many Paths" and will support victims of crime and those who advocate on their behalf.
Asian Heritage Week
Asian Heritage Month acknowledges the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.
May 19 - 25, 2013
Aboriginal Awareness Week
Aboriginal Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of Aboriginal cultures among public service employees.
June 2 - 8, 2013
Canadian Environment Week
Held from June 5-11 to include World Environment Day, which is celebrated on June 5 every year. This year's theme for Canadian Environment Week is Preserving our Forests, Protecting our Future.
June 21, 2013
National Aboriginal Day
June 21st kick starts the 11 days of Celebrate Canada! which includes National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and concludes with Canada Day (July 1)!
June 27, 2013
Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society
July 1, 2013
Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to Parliament Hill to take part in the noon show with the Prime Minister, the Governor General and the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
August 9, 2013
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first pronounced by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).
September 8, 2013
International Literacy Day
Established in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 with the goal of raising awareness about the importance of literacy and adult learning around the world.
Women’s History Month
October is Women's History Month in Canada. Proclaimed in 1992 by the Government of Canada, Women's History Month provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn about the important contributions of women and girls to our society - and to the quality of our lives today.
November 25, 2013
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Violence against women is not confined to a specific culture, region or country, or to particular groups of women within a society. The roots of violence against women lie in persistent discrimination against women.
December 6, 2013
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
December 10, 2013
Human Rights Day
Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration. It is celebrated around the globe that "All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms".