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October 2023 – EDII Calendar

October Events

Month-Long Events:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: An international health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
Islamic Heritage Month: A month dedicated to recognizing the contributions that Muslims have made to all aspects of Ontario’s prosperity and diverse heritage for generations.
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: A month to encourage people to pay special attention to children and adults with learning disabilities
LGBTQ History Month: Celebrates the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender Icons.
Women’s History Month: A month to celebrate the contributions of women and the important milestones in women’s rights in Canadian history.

Event Name Date  
Mental Illness Awareness Week October 1-7
International Day of non-violence October 2
National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

October 4
Hoshana Rabbah October 6
Shemini Atzeret October 6-8
Simchat Torah

International Lesbian Day

October 8
Thanksgiving October 9
World Mental Health Day October 10
National Coming Out Day

International Day of the Girl

October 11
International Sight Day October 12
Birth of the Báb October 16-17
Birth of the Báha’u’lláh

International Day of the Eradication of Poverty

October 17
Persons Day

International Pronouns Day

October 18
International Stuttering Awareness Day October 22
United Nations Day October 24
Intersex Awareness Day October 26

Karva Chauth

October 31


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