PS News

PS News presents reports on recent College activities and a selection of announcements, events and initiatives in the wider education community that may be of interest to our members.

notable dates


1World AIDS Day

2International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5International Volunteer Day

6National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

10Human Rights Day


24-28No Name-Calling Week

27Family Literacy Day – Celebrating its 11th edition in 2011, this day promotes the importance of reading and learning as a family.


Black History Month

15National Flag of Canada Day – Marks the official designation of red and white as Canada’s national colours in 1921 and signifies the Canadian flag’s debut on Parliament Hill in 1965.

20-26Freedom to Read Week – This annual event encourages Canadians to re-affirm their freedom of speech, expression and intellectual thought, guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


National Nutrition Month

Youth Science Month

6International Children’s Day of Broadcasting – Broadcasters around the world air quality programming for, by and about children. This year’s theme is Girls Are … Boys Are …

4-20International Francophone Week – Celebrates the language and cultural diversity of francophones worldwide and runs 17 days.

21International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Calls attention to local and international racism and the need to promote racial harmony.

22World Water Day – Addresses water’s crucial role in climate-change policies. This year’s theme is Urban Water Management.