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November 2014

International Day of Tolerance

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This day exemplifies the respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 16

The Day has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and rescue services. More information can be found at: http://worlddayofremembrance.org/

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World Diabetes Day

November 14
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November 14 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, the day unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy.   More information can be found at the International Diabetes Foundation Website.

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Remembrance Day

November 11
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The peaceful society we enjoy has been created by the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Canadians who have put their lives on the line in the cause of peace and freedom around the world. Remembering all that they have done during times of war, military conflict and peace helps us to better understand our nation’s history and its future.   Many resources for educators and students available at: Veterans Affairs Canada website Government of Ontario website One Day We…

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World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 10

The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.

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October 2014

Spirit Day

October 17

On October 17 wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.

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World Food Day (FAO)

October 16
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Family Farming is the focus of World Food Day 2014 The 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. The UN…

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National Coming Out Day

October 11

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as an ally.

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World Mental Health Day

October 10

Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. WHO also develops technical and communication material and provides technical assistance to the countries for advocacy campaigns around the World…

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International Day of Older Persons

October 1
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On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons.

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