August 2022 - Employee Engagement Calendar

July 20, 2022by Carissa Harrison in Workplace Wellbeing

Important dates and employee engagement ideas for the month of August.

The 1st Week of August is World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week is designed to create discussion around the act of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a natural part of life that needs to be normalized. Supporting breastfeeding is key to global development. It enhances nutrition, ensures food security, and reduces inequality around the world.
Engagement Ideas
  • Hold a meeting about women's rights in the workplace.
  • Sign a petition to build breastfeeding-friendly environments.
  • Read about World Breastfeeding Week.

International Day of World's Indigenous People - August 9th

August 9th is a day to celebrate Indigenous People Worldwide. It is also a time to educate ourselves on the genocide and assimilation of Indigenous Peoples
Engagement Ideas

International Youth Day - August 12th

August 12th is all about celebrating youth! The holiday was implemented by the UN to bring attention to any cultural or legal issues involving youth.
Engagement Ideas
  • Participate in "Bring your kid to work day"
  • Have conversations with young co-workers about how they could be better supported.

World Organ Donation Day - August 13th

This day is dedicated to celebrating the scientists and donors that make organ donation possible. One donor can save up to 8 lives by agreeing to organ donation.
Engagement Ideas
  • Sign up to be an organ donor.
  • Educate yourself on the importance of organ donation.

World Humanitarian Day - August 19th

On this day, we celebrate those who have dedicated their lives to humanitarian causes. In some cases, these individuals have lost their lives fighting for human rights.
Engagement Ideas
  • Ask your team members to discuss the humanitarian cause most important to them!
  • Educate yourself on a humanitarian cause you don't know much about.

International Day For The Remembrance of Slave Trade And Its Abolition - August 23rd

August 23rd is a day of remembrance. On this day, we educate ourselves on the slave trade, and how its effects are still present today.

Engagement Ideas

  • Have an honest discussion with your team about racism and its current place in society.
  • Sign petitions that advocate for the rights of black people.
  • Educate yourself on the slave trade and its place in history.

Women's Equality Day - August 26th

This day was implemented to promote the rights of women around the world. Women have come a long way in terms of equality, however, there is still a lot of progress to be made.

Engagement Ideas

Small Industry Day - August 30th

The last day of the month is dedicated to celebrating small businesses! This day is extremely important in the world of business!

Engagement Ideas

  • Challenge your employee's to only buy from small businesses for one day!
  • Have a team meeting where each member shares their favourite local small business.


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