Whitby Town Council and staff recognize and value the contributions of the diverse communities that make it so unique and special, in party by observing national and internationally recognized days and historical events. Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Whitby

Read on to see a list of awareness days and observances for October 2022. Be sure to subscribe to this news category for updates or visit whitby.ca/calendar to see if there are any virtual or in-person events planned to commemorate these days. Bolded events are all Council proclaimed.

  • Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month – October 2022

  • Healthy Workplace Month – October 2022

  • Islamic Heritage Month – October 2022

  • Somali Heritage Month – October 2022

  • Women’s History Month – October 2022

  • Women’s History Month for Canada – October 2022

  • National Seniors Day/International Day of the Older Person – October 1, 2022

  • National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (and those who are 2SLGBTQQIA+) – October 4, 2022

  • Fire Prevention Week – October 9 to 15 2022

  • World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2022

  • International Day of the Girl Child – October 11, 2022

  • Waste Reduction Week – October 17 to 23, 2022

  • Local Government Week – October 17 to 21, 2022

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