MHRC Human Rights Equality Puzzle
Each April 17th we celebrate Canada’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which came into effect on April 17, 1985. Read the Charter.
May - Asian Heritage Month
Each May we celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Please go to the following links to learn more about why we recognize this month and how you can celebrate it in your home.
- Learn: Discover more about Asian Heritage Month, events in Asian Canadian history, and noteworthy Canadians of Asian origin.
- Remember: Watch a video on the importance of activism and using your voice.
- Celebrate: Virtual Asian Heritage Month Festival 2021
May 5th has been designated as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to honour those whose lives have been tragically cut short by violence.
Indigenous women in Canada are seven times more likely to be murdered by serial killers than non-Indigenous women. Click here to learn more about about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
If you would like to raise awareness about this date, please consider doing any of the following:
1) Wear RED on May 5th and post a photo on social media with the hashtag #NationalDayofAwareness #MMIWG or #MMIW
2) Host a virtual event to honour this day
3) Create a living memorial