October 2nd-8th is Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Mental Illness Awareness Week is a time to recognize the serious effects of mental illness on individuals, their loved ones, and society at large. This holiday is especially important to CheckingIn as we continue to advocate for mental health in the workplace.
World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6th
World Cerebral Palsy Day was created to raise awareness around Cerebral Palsy, a motor disability that affects many parts of the body, including the brain.
Canadian Thanksgiving - October 10th
On October 10th, Canadians gather with family and friends to celebrate all they are thankful for. For an increasing number of Canadians, Thanksgiving is also about remembering how Indigenous people have been negatively impacted by colonialism in Canada.
Let your team know you are thankful for all the hard work they do.
Learn, research, and share the significance of this holiday for Indigenous peoples in Canada.
World Mental Health Day - October 10th
This is a day to spread awareness about the importance of good mental health on a global scale. We are beginning to see increased sensitivity toward mental health struggles, but stigma still remains.
National Coming Out Day - October 11th
National Coming Out Day promotes a safe world for LGBTQ+ individuals to live openly. For many years, ignorance and silence allowed homophobia to persist, and coming out was a form of activism. Together we can make our communities safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive for members of LGBTQ+ communities.
National Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17th
Poverty directly impacts mental health. It is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that continues to be a massive problem worldwide. This day calls for awareness of the issue and participation in the global campaign to end poverty.
Volunteer at your local food or homeless shelter.
Go out as a team and deliver food and supplies to those in need.
Donate what you can to eradicate poverty worldwide.
United Nations Day - October 24th
October 24th, 2022 will commemorate the 76-year anniversary of the United Nations. The United Nations works every day to create international peace and security, and this day marks an opportunity to amplify their agenda.