Recognizing Women – June 2021

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Women In Science  June 1-3

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.

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Global Day of Parents June 1st

The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. In its resolution, the General Assembly also noted that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.

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National Health and Fitness Day June 5th

Even with all the challenges due to the pandemic Canadians came through and found numerous ways to be active. On National Health and Fitness Day, we joined with our amazing partners to provide a number of ways to celebrate and you responded.

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World Day Against Child Labour June 12th

Children around the world are routinely engaged in paid and unpaid forms of work that are not harmful to them. However, they are classified as child labourers when they are either too young to work, or are involved in hazardous activities that may compromise their physical, mental, social or educational development. In the least developed countries, slightly more than one in four children (ages 5 to 17) are engaged in labour that is considered detrimental to their health and development.

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15th

Since 2006, communities throughout the country and around the world have honoured this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse by organizing events to share information and promote resources and services that can help increase seniors’ safety and well-being.

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World Refugee Day June 20th

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

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National Indigenous People Day June 21st

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near June 21st, to coincide with the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

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International Day of Widows June 23rd

The loss of a partner is devastating. For many women around the world, especially in developing countries, that loss is magnified by a long-term struggle for their basic needs, their human rights and dignity.The pandemic has just worsened the situation during the past several months with a devastating human loss, and one that is likely leaving tens of thousands of women newly widowed at just the time when they are cut off from their usual socio-economic and family supports.

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day June 27th

Today, June 27, is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, a day to celebrate the cultural diversity of Canadians, and the history that brought us here today.

It was on October 8, 1971, in a statement to the House of Commons, that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced multiculturalism as an official government policy. The intent was to not only preserve the cultural freedom of all individuals but also to recognize the cultural contributions of diverse ethnic groups to Canadian society.

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