On September 10th, along with national organizations across the globe, the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention takes part in World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), an event that has been recognized internationally since 2003. This year’s theme again focused on the importance of working together to prevent suicide and promote life. Centre for Suicide Prevention is hosting the 4th annual Run for Life from Sept. 19 – 26, 2021! Considering sign up here Run For Life 2021
Canadian Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) (902) 429-8167 or 1 (888) 429-8167 (Toll Free)
The First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 1-855-242-3310. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French
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The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared data for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
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Business Women’s Day September 22nd
Business Women’s Day is about honouring the role women play in the world of business today. While there is still some work that needs to be done for women to have a level playing field in all industries around the world, there is no denying that great leaps have been taken. This date is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge those strides and pay tribute to those that have had a massive role in making them.
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Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself. It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region.
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Take Back The Night Foundation® is the earliest worldwide movement to stand against sexual violence, especially violence against women. TBTN events began in the 1960’s in Belgium and England with protests about women not feeling safe walking down the street alone at night. In 1973, in the United States, a group of women at the University of Southern Florida dressed in black sheets, held broomsticks, and marched through campus demanding a women’s center. In 1975, a crowd in Philadelphia held a Take Back The Night Event to protest the murder of a microbiologist walking home after work. In the 70’s, San Francisco had a number of rallies in protest of “snuff” pornography and violence against women.
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