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On this page you will find a wealth of resources that highlight crucial Awareness Months throughout the year. With a goal of providing meaningful integration of relevant learning and discussion on a regular basis, within the NBS community and beyond, this page will continue to expand as the year continues.

Directly below you will find resources for the most current Awareness Month, and below that you can find an overview of what is to come, as well as an archive of previously shared resources. 
 

January - Universal Human Rights Month

During the month of January we will be bring awareness to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a foundation for Awareness Months to come. The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights “proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status” (United Nations). We encourage the NBS Community to use these resources to understand where and how you can take action to defend and support human rights in our own communities and worldwide.

UN Resources:  Videos: Web links: Educational Resources: Take Action:


Calendar 

January

Universal Human Rights Month
Jan 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

Black History Month
Feb 15: Family Day
Feb 24: Pink shirt day (anti-bullying)

March

Women’s History Month
Mar 31: Transgender Day of Visibility

April

Cultural Diversity Month
Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Apr 2: World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 22: Earth day

May

Asian Heritage Month

June

Pride (LGBTQ2+) Month
Senior’s Month

July

Indigenous History Month

September

Mental Health Awareness Month
Sept 30: Orange Shirt Day

October

Disabilities Awareness Month
Oct 1: National Seniors Day

November

Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Indigenous Education Month
Nov 2 - 9: Holocaust Education Week
Nov 2 - 6: Treaty Recognition Week
Nov 7: Inuit Day
Nov 8: Aboriginal Veterans Day
Nov 11: Remembrance Day
Nov 15 - 21: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

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