British Columbia Day

British Columbia Day recalls explorer James Douglas' discovery of the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, the site of the current city of Victoria, and the eventual announcement by the British that the region would become […]

Labour Day

The origins of Labour Day can be traced back to April 14, 1872, when a parade was staged in Toronto to support the Typographical Union’s strike for a nine hour workday. After members of the […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces in Canada on September 30th. The day is intended to educate and remind Canadians […]

Indigenous Veterans Day

Indigenous peoples in Canada have been part of our proud military history for over 200 years. During the War of 1812, they were vital allies in the protection of Canada, helping protect the citizens of […]

Remembrance Day

Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served […]

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those […]

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King was the […]

Black History Month

The PPWC is acknowledging the contribution of Black Canadians to our society. This multi-part series will start with an overview of Black History in Canada, and how the celebration came to be in the late […]

BC Family Day

BC Family Day is a provincial statutory holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February that gives families the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8, an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards achieving gender equality and celebrate the acts of courage and determination by individuals who have played an extraordinary role in […]

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