Calendar of Annual Events

This is a calendar of recurring annual events in Ottawa that activists and organizers may want to keep in mind when making plans. We also recommend being mindful about religious holidays and school calendars. Do you see something that’s missing or in need of updating? Let us know at punchup@riseup.net!

January

February

  • Black History Month
  • Winterlude (first three weeks of February)
  • Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (February 14)
  • Reading Week for University Students

March

  • Israeli Apartheid Week (early March)
  • International Women’s Day (March 8)
  • International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15)
  • March Break for K-12 Students and Teachers

April

May

Early May

Late May

June

July

August

  • Capital Pride (last full week of August, Pride Marches on closing weekend)

September

October

November

  • Remembrance Day (November 11)
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20)

December

  • World AIDS Day (December 1)
  • Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6)
  • International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (December 17)