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


8 - International Literacy Day

Advocates literacy for children and adults around the world.

17-25 - AIDS Walk for Life Week

Canada's single most important AIDS/HIV fundraising and awareness event.

21 - International Day of Peace

Highlights global efforts to end conflict and promote peace. This day was established by a UN resolution in 1981.

25 - Franco-Ontarian Day

Observes the contributions of the francophone community of Ontario to the social, economic and political life of the province.

28 - Terry Fox National School Run Day

Marks the 31st anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope.

28 - British Home Child Day

Between 1869 and the late 1940s, over 100,000 orphaned and abandoned children arrived in Canada from Great Britain. Around one in 10 Ontarians can trace their ancestry to a British home child. To recognize and honour the contributions of these children, Ontario has passed the British Home Child Day Act, designating September 28 as British Home Child Day.


Canadian Library Month

Celebrates libraries and information services. This year's theme is Your Library: A Place Unbound.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

This month is organized by the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies.

Women's History Month

1 - International Music Day

Highlights the activities of the International Music Council.

3 - World Habitat Day

This year's theme is Cities and Climate Change.

3-7 - International Walk to School Week

3-9 - National Family Week

4-10 - World Space Week

5 - World Teachers' Day

9-15 - Fire Prevention Week

This year's theme is Protect Your Family from Fire.

16 - World Food Day

This year's theme is Food Prices - From Crisis to Stability.

16-22 - Co-op Week

Celebrates the Canadian co-operative and credit union members who have collectively helped build Canada. This year's theme is Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World.

17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17-23 - National School Safety Week

Waste Reduction Week

YWCA Week without Violence

25 - National School Library Day

United Nations Day and World Development Information Day


1-7 - National Technology Week

2 - Take Our Kids to Work Day

11 - Remembrance Day

16 - GIS Day

Provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate real-world applications.

International Day of Tolerance

20 - Universal Children's Day

25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


1 - World AIDS Day

2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

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

10 - Human Rights Day