MHRC Human Rights Equality Puzzle

MHRC Human Rights Equality Puzzle
April 17th May - Asian Heritage Month May 5

April 17th

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.

May 5

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