Queen of the Night
September: Arthritis Month
Arthritis Month aims to raise public awareness of arthritis and of the services available to arthritis sufferers.
The Arthritis Society
September: Big Brothers and Big Sisters Month
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Month aims to raise public awareness of the need for new volunteers and celebrates volunteer mentors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
11 September: National Grandparents Day (Sunday after Labour Day)
National Grandparents Day honours grandparents across Canada.
The Legacy Project
12 - 18 September: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (starts on the third week of September)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of prostate cancer and to raise funds for research on this disease.
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
15 September: The Alzheimer Coffee Break (usually the third Thursday of September)
The Alzheimer Coffee Break encourages Canadians to donate the cost of a cup of coffee to their community Alzheimer Society to fund programs and services intended for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer Society of Canada
17 - 25 September: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Week
AIDS Walk for Life Week is a fundraising event for AIDS prevention, education and awareness.
Canadian AIDS Society
Tel.: 613-230-3580 Ext. 140
Toll-free: 1-800-499-1986 Ext. 140
18 September: The Terry Fox Run (second Sunday after Labour Day, except if it conflicts with Jewish religious holidays)
First held in 1981, the Terry Fox Run is an annual fundraising event for cancer research.
The Terry Fox Foundation
18 - 24 September: National Forest Week (last full week of September)
The Canadian Forestry Association has been organizing the National Forest Week for over 70 years. This event enables the Association to work with partners across the country to raise Canadians' awareness of their country's rich forest heritage.
Canadian Forestry Association
25 September: Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day (the last Sunday of September)
Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day provides Canadians with an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication of police and peace officers who have died in the line of duty.
Canadian Professional Police Association