Because of COVID-19, please check with organizers directly to learn the status of their events.
April 18-24, 2021, Nationwide
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.
Join us in celebrating and recognizing outstanding volunteers in the community and across Canada.
June 15, 2021, Worldwide
Although we don’t know what the world will look like next year, count on #BCCRNWEAAD21 to take place in your community. Mark your calendars now and start thinking about how to creatively bring your community together to recognize the day!
June 21, 2021, Nationwide
Join us and the rest of the country in recognizing and celebrating the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of Indigenous people, which include First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.
October 1, 2021, Nationwide, Worldwide
These two days fall on the same day! In Canada, National Seniors Day is about finding occasions for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate older adults. The intent of National Seniors Day is to showcase the contribution seniors make to the Canadian economy and that their contribution is valuable and ongoing. Seniors helped build our communities and our country.
International Day of the Older Person is a United Nations designated day that aims to raise awareness of the challenges of population aging and to promote the development of society for all ages.
Talk to your local CRN to see if there are any events being planned to recognize either of these days in your community.
November 1-7, 2021, Provincewide
Seniors and vulnerable adults are safer when we reach out and show them that we care. Adult abuse is a growing problem in Canada. Involved, caring communities keep all vulnerable adults safe. Join us in spreading adult abuse, neglect, and self-neglect prevention and education to recognize Crime Prevention Week by talking to your local CRN.
December 3, 2021, Worldwide
Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on December 3 around the world. Disabled adults must also be acknowledged for their strengths, and not just for their vulnerabilities. Adults with disabilities may be vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and others may be lonely and isolated. Talk to your local CRN to see if they are planning any events to recognize this day. Even better, get involved and volunteer!