Gender equality commemorations and celebrations
Learn more about the celebrations and commemorative dates that highlight women’s achievements, the progress Canada has made towards advancing gender equality, and to remember the victims and survivors of gender-based violence.
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March 8 is an opportunity to take the time to think about past struggles and realizations, and also to prepare the future for the next generations towards a greater equality for women, men and people of all gender identities and expressions.
Pride Season refers to the wide range of pride events that take place over the summer when LGBTQ2 communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of LGBTQ2 communities.
The third week of September, we celebrate gender equality in Canada. Equality is the vision of a gender equal society and the benefits of advancing gender equality to women, men and people of all gender identities and expressions.
In October, we celebrate the women in Canada who have made a lasting impact.
The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the goal of gender equality in Canada.
On December 6, we remember the victims of l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and survivors of gender-based violence.
From November 25 to December 10, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence are a time to both reflect on violence against women and to take action to end it.
Women of Impact in Canada is an online gallery dedicated to women's achievements, featuring profiles of courageous women who have made an impact in politics, the arts and sciences, and countless other fields.
December 7th, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada.
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