Canadian Social Media Calendar for April

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

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Sikh Heritage Month #SikhHeritageMonth

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.

Oral Health Month #OralHealth

IBS Awareness Month #IBS

Parkinson Awareness Month #PartnersinParkinsons

Daffodil Month

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April 1

• April Fool’s Day #AprilFoolsDay #AprilFools

On this day #OTD

April 2

Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day #WorldAutismAwarenessDay #WAAD

Ramadan Start #RamadanStart

April 4

April 4-10, National Dental Hygienists Week #NDHW2022

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 5

International Day of Conscience

April 6

Tartan Day #TartanDay

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

World Health Day #WorldHealthDay #HealthierTomorrow

Green Shirt Day #GreenShirtDay

April 9

April 10

National Wildlife Week, April 10-16 (week of April 10)

April 12

International Day of Human Space Flight #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight

On this day #OTD

April 15

• Good Friday #GoodFriday

World Art Day #WorldArtDay

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.

Easter #Easter

World Hemophilia Day #WorldHemophiliaDay

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

• Easter Monday #EasterMonday

World Amateur Radio Day #WorldAmateurRadioDay

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

National Canadian Film Day #CanFilmDay

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April 21

World Creativity and Innovation Day

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

World Book and Copyright Day (Unesco)

World Book Day #WorldBookDay

World Immunization Week #WorldImmunizationWeek, April 23-30

English Language Day #EnglishLanguageDay

Día del Idioma Español / Spanish Language Day #SpanishLanguageDay

April 24

Armenian Genocide Memorial Day or Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

National Organ and Tissue Donor Week (Last full week of April)

National Volunteer Week

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

World Intellectual Property Day #WorldIPDay #IPandYouth

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

National Day of Mourning #DayofMourning & Workers’ Day of Mourning

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29

• International Dance Day #InternationalDanceDay

April 30

International Jazz Day #InternationalJazzDay

Journey to Freedom Day #JourneyToFreedomDay — A day to commemorate the exodus of Vietnamese refugees’ journey to Canada after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and the end of the Vietnam War.

Did you know? 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.

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