Recognizing Women June 2024

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June brings a tapestry of global observances, starting with the Global Day of Parents on June 1st, coinciding with International Children’s Day, honouring the pivotal roles of mothers and fathers in nurturing and educating children. Concurrently, National Health and Fitness Day underscores the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, aiming to make Canada the fittest nation. World Day Against Child Labour on June 12th sheds light on the urgent need to eradicate exploitative labour practices, emphasizing children’s rights to education and protection. Elder Abuse Day on June 15th urges collective responsibility in preventing elder abuse, while Juneteenth Day on June 19th commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, underscoring the ongoing quest for equality and justice.

Global Day of Parents – June 1, 2024

Global Day of Parents, celebrated annually on June 1st, coinciding with International Children’s Day, highlights the essential role of mothers and fathers in nurturing and educating their children, offering a moment to honour their selfless dedication and enduring sacrifices. The United Nations produced a podcast that may be of interest related to how the pandemic affected children,  you can find a link here Parenting Refreshed

 Learn more Global Parents Day and how it is celebrated around the world here

National Health and Fitness Day – June 1, 2024

The National Fitness Act was passed by the Canadian government in 2014. As you may guess from the name, this day focuses on making good lifestyle and diet choices. The goal remains to get Canadians active and make Canada “the fittest nation in the world.” Of course, health and fitness are important every day of the year, but sometimes it helps to have a reminder! Here’s how to celebrate National Health and Fitness Day.

World Day Against Child Labour – June 12, 2024

World Day Against Child Labour, established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002, aims to raise awareness about the issue of child labour, focusing on its most dangerous forms. World Day Against Child Labour brings global attention to the widespread issue of child labour, advocating for urgent action and collaboration across sectors to eliminate this problem. It emphasizes the rights of children to education and freedom from exploitative labour practices, aiming to safeguard their childhood, health, and future opportunities. Let’s build a better future and end child labour.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2024

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) focuses on the need for everyone to take responsibility for preventing elder abuse. Since 2006, communities worldwide have marked this day to raise awareness of elder abuse, organizing events to share information and support services to enhance seniors’ safety and welfare. Let’s honour this landmark and continue raising public awareness of elder abuse with events across the country!

Juneteenth Day  – June 19, 2024

Many Americans celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. It is a holiday celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. Discover the compelling backstory behind it right here!

World Refugee Day– June 20, 2024

Each year on 20 June, the world celebrates World Refugee Day, the international day to honour people who have been forced to flee.

Together, we can champion their right to seek safety, build support for their economic and social inclusion, and advocate for solutions to their plight. Take part in one of the World Refugee Day, and send support today.

National Indigenous People Day  – June 21, 2024

National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc as a result of consultations and statements of support for such a day made by various Indigenous groups. Every year, numerous activities are organized across the country on June 21 to showcase the richness and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural expressions and stories. Find activities that will take place in your community in 2024.

International Day of Widows – June 23, 2024

International Widows’ Day is a global occasion that strives to raise awareness about the various plights faced by widows and their children, as well as the need to provide them with the necessary resources for a better future. It’s the time to reflect on the importance of supporting widows around the world and ensure that they have the tools to lead dignified, secure, and fulfilling lives. Unlock deeper insights about it right through this link.

Canadian Multiculturalism Day – June 27, 2024

On June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day honours the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Take this opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively and reaffirm your commitment to equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. Discover the significance of multiculturalism in Canada.