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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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International Women's Day

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.

Gender Equality Week

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.

Women's History Month

In October, we celebrate the women in Canada who have made a lasting impact.

Governor General Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

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.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, we remember the victims of l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and survivors of gender-based violence.

16 Days of Activism Against 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

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.

50th anniversary of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada

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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