PS News

Reports on recent College activities and a selection of announcements, events and initiatives in the wider education community.

Notable Dates


1 - World AIDS Day

2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 - International Day of Disabled Persons

5 - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

6 - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

10 - Human Rights Day


23-27 - No Name-Calling Week

27 - Family Literacy Day

Promotes the importance of reading and learning as a family.


Black History Month

6-12 - White Cane Week

Honours British photographer James Biggs, who after being blinded in an accident decided to paint his cane white so it could easily be seen at night. Biggs’s innovation became an international symbol of blindness. The week also educates the public about blindness and visual impairment.

15 - National Flag of Canada Day

Marks the official 1921 designation of Canada’s red and white national colours and signifies the flag’s 1965 debut on Parliament Hill.

20 - Heritage Day

Celebrates the diverse architectural, natural and scenic heritage of Canada.

26-March 3 - Freedom to Read Week

Encourages Canadians to reaffirm their freedom of speech, expression and intellectual thought, guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.