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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);
  • 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 2021-2022 Special Recognition Dates are:

 September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
23 - International Day of Sign Languages
25 - Franco-Ontarian Day
26 - 
Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day
29 - Terry Fox National School Run Day
30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation + Orange Shirt Day

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

October 2 - National Custodial Workers' Recognition Day
3-9 - Fire Prevention Week
5 -  World Teachers’ Day

6 - National Walk to School Day
10 - World Mental Health Day
11 - International Day of the Girl
17-23 - National School Safety Week
17-23 - Bus Safety Week
18-22 - Local Government Week
21- Child care and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

27 - Dress Purple Day: Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention Month
November 1-5 - Treaties Recognition Week
11 - Remembrance Day
13 - World Kindness Day
15-19 - Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

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 21 - Lincoln Alexander Day
27 - Family Literacy Day
February 15 - National Flag of Canada Day
23 - Pink Shirt Day (Anti-bullying)

 Black History Month

March 8 - International Women’s Day
11 - National COVID-19 Day of Observance
21 - World Down Syndrome Day
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
23- National School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
26 - Purple Day for Epilepsy 
26 - Earth Hour

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
9 - Vimy Ridge Day
13 - International Day of Pink (2SLGBTQ+) 
21 - World Creativity & Innovation Day
22 - Earth Day
24-30 - National Volunteer Week
27 - Administrative Professionals' Day

 May 1 - National Principals' Day 
1-7 - Canadian Mental Health Week

3-8 - Education Week (Ontario)
4- 
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people
8 - Support Staff Appreciation Day
21 - Ontario Flag Day
29-June 4 - National AccessAbility Week
June 5 - World Environment Day
6 - National Day to Promote Health and Fitness for All Canadians 
21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day
23 - 
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
27 - Canadian Multiculturalism Day

National Indigenous History Month
Pride Month
July 1 - Canadian History Week
15 - World Youth Skills Day
18 - Nelson Mandela Day
30 - International Day of Friendship 
 August 12 - International Youth Day


Download the PDF Version of the 2021-22 UCDSB Special Recognition Days.
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