Canadian Social Media Calendar for April

Looking for Canadian-specific content and ideas for your social media calendar? Take a look at this curated list for the month of April.

April 2022

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Did you know? April was proclaimed Sikh Heritage Month by Ontario’s Legislative Assembly (Bill 52) in 2013. The first of its kind in the world. On April 30, 2019, the Canadian Parliament passed the Sikh Heritage Month Act also designating April as the Sikh Heritage Month across Canada.

Did you know? The Canadian Society of Intestinal Research advocated to mayors across the country and succeeded in having April declared as IBS Awareness Month.

April 1

  • April Fool’s Day #AprilFoolsDay #AprilFools

On this day #OTD

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Did you know? The Maple Leaf tartan was officially declared a national symbol in 2011. The pattern was created by David Weiser in 1964.

April 7

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April 10

On this day #OTD

  • 1934 / Multi-sport athlete, “The Big Train” Lionel Conacher, becomes the first Canadian to win both a Stanley cup (with Chicago Black Hawks on this day) and a Grey cup (with Toronto Argonauts in 1921). Conacher also won the 1920 Memorial Cup (Toronto Canoe Paddlers club) and the International League championship in 1926 (as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team).

April 12

On this day #OTD

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April 17

Equality Day #EqualityDay

Did you know? Equality Day is celebrated across Canada on April 17 to mark the coming into force of the equality provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on April 17, 1985.

On this day #OTD

Did you know? The Charter came into force on April 17, 1982. One section of the Charter, section 15, came into effect three years after the rest of the Charter, on April 17, 1985, to give governments time to bring their laws into line with the equality rights guaranteed in section 15.

Did you know? The Order of Canada was instituted on April 17, 1967, by Queen Elizabeth II, on the advice of Prime Minister Lester Pearson. The Order was created to recognize exemplary achievement and service to Canada, by Canadians.

April 18

Canadian Infertility Awareness Week, April 18-24

April 19

On this day #OTD

  • 1904 – The Great Fire of 1904 (Toronto)

Did you know? The Great Fire of 1904 swept through 20 acres of downtown Toronto, destroying 98 buildings and incurring around $10 million in losses.

April 20

April 21

Did you know? World Creativity & Innovation Day April 21 (WCID) was founded on May 25, 2001, in Toronto, Canada. On April 27, 2017, the United Nations resolved to include World Creativity & Innovation Day, April 21 as a Day of Observance to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 

April 22

  • Earth Day (earthday.ca) #EarthDay #EarthDay2022 #EarthDayAtHome

On this day #OTD

Did you know? Canadian troops fought at the Battle of Kapyong, which began when Communist forces launched a major offensive on 22 April.

April 23

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April 25

On this day #OTD

Did you know? Quebec was the last jurisdiction in Canada to do so. In other Canadian provinces, and federally, women gained the right to vote between 1916 and 1925.

April 26

On this day #OTD

  • 1925 / Walter Silin Chell, the creator of “The Bloody Ceasar“, was born in Cetinje, Montenegro.

Did you know? After immigrating to Canada, Chell commenced his 35-year career with the Westin Hotel chain. He invented the Caesar in Calgary, Alberta, in 1969.

The Bloody Ceasar is considered Canada’s national cocktail.

April 27

  • Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day
    (begins the evening of April 27 and ends in the evening of April 28. In 2023, it will be on April 17-18)

Did you know? Yom HaShoah (יום השואה), known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.

  • Administrative Professionals Day

Did you know? Known in the past as Secretaries’ Day, Administrative Professionals Day is always celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April.

April 28

April 29

  • International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

April 30

Did you know? Journey to Freedom Day is a national day of commemoration of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

The term “boat people” is regarded as pejorative. It’s most closely associated with Vietnamese who left their country starting in 1975 and continuing into the 1980s.