Employee Engagement Calendar - June 2023

June 1, 2023by Carissa Harrison in Workplace Wellbeing

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

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month aims to educate and engage individuals, families, communities, and organizations in understanding the impact of these conditions on individuals and society as a whole. By shining a spotlight on Alzheimer's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, and promoting brain health, this initiative encourages early detection, supports research efforts, and provides vital resources for caregivers. Additionally, it fosters a sense of compassion and empathy, cultivating a society that is more inclusive and supportive of those affected by these challenging conditions. Through increased awareness, the hope is to reduce stigma, drive funding for research, and ultimately find a cure for Alzheimer's disease and related mental health conditions.

World Reef Awareness Day - June 1st

Celebrated on June 1st each year, this day serves as a reminder of the critical role that coral reefs play in sustaining marine biodiversity, supporting coastal communities, and mitigating the impacts of climate change. By highlighting the beauty, complexity, and fragility of coral reefs, this initiative aims to inspire individuals, governments, and organizations to take action in conserving and restoring these invaluable ecosystems.
Engagement Ideas
  • Volunteer or fundraising activities: This could involve organizing a beach cleanup or partnering with a local environmental organization to participate in reef restoration initiatives.
  • Sustainable practice awareness: By adopting sustainable habits at work, employees can make a positive impact on reef ecosystems.
  • Virtual learning and engagement: Organize virtual workshops or webinars featuring experts in marine conservation.

Canadian Armed Forces Day - June 4th

Celebrated on the first Sunday in June, this day provides an opportunity for Canadians to express their gratitude and support for the individuals who serve their country in various ways. It serves as a reminder of the vital role played by the military in safeguarding Canada's security, participating in peacekeeping missions, and providing assistance during times of crisis. Canadian Armed Forces Day also allows for the recognition of military families and the important role they play in supporting their loved ones in service.
Engagement Ideas
  • Volunteer with Veterans: Collaborate with local veterans' organizations or retirement homes to organize volunteer activities.

World Environment Day - June 5th

This day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to protect and preserve our planet's natural resources and ecosystems. It provides an opportunity for individuals, communities, and governments to come together and address challenges such as climate change, deforestation, pollution, and loss of biodiversity. World Environment Day promotes environmental stewardship and encourages sustainable practices at all levels from individual actions to policy making.

Engagement Ideas
  • Volunteer in nature: Plan a day for employees to participate in nature conservation or clean-up activity.
  • Green commuting challenge: Encourage employees to adopt sustainable commuting practices for World Environment Day and beyond.

Global Wellness Day - June 10th

Global Wellness Day serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing physical, mental, and emotional health. Global Wellness Day encourages individuals and communities to engage in activities that enhance their overall well-being, such as exercise, healthy eating, mindfulness practices, and self-care. It emphasizes the interconnectedness of various aspects of wellness, including physical fitness, mental clarity, emotional balance, and social connections.

Remember to prioritize your well-being today!
Engagement Ideas
  • Give your team a half day to encourage the prioritization of mental well-being.
  • Wellness challenges: Create wellness challenges that encompass various aspects of well-being.

World Day Against Child Labour - June 12th
This day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to eradicate child labour and ensure that every child can enjoy their rights to education, protection, and a childhood free of exploitation. It highlights the social, economic, and ethical implications of child labour, emphasizing that it not only deprives children of their basic rights but also perpetuates cycles of poverty. World Day Against Child Labour provides a platform to advocate for stronger legislation, policies, and practices to protect children from hazardous work and provide them with opportunities for education and growth.

Engagement Ideas
  • Arrange fundraising activities in support of organizations working to eradicate child labour.
  • Supply chain assessment: Encourage the organization to conduct thorough assessments of its supply chain to ensure it is free from unethical practices.

Father's Day - June 18th

Father's Day is a day to express gratitude and appreciation for the unconditional love, support, and guidance our fathers provide. It is a time to reflect on the countless ways our fathers have shaped us, instilled values, and helped us navigate life's challenges. Whether they are biological fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, or father figures, this day allows us to acknowledge their unwavering presence and the positive impact they have had on our growth and development. Father's Day can be an emotional and challenging day for individuals who have experienced the loss of their father or have strained relationships, but offering support, empathy, and understanding can help them navigate this difficult time.

World Refugee Day - June 20th

World Refugee Day provides an opportunity to recognize and advocate for the well-being of refugees, highlighting the importance of providing safe havens, access to education, healthcare, and opportunities for rebuilding their lives. World Refugee Day ultimately calls upon us all to stand in solidarity with refugees, fostering a more compassionate and inclusive world for those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes.

Engagement Ideas
  • Fundraising drive: Organize a fundraising drive to support organizations working with refugees.
  • Cultural exchange activities: Encourage employees to share aspects of their culture or learn about different cultures by organizing cultural exchange activities.

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21st

National Indigenous Peoples Day provides a platform to honour and celebrate the culture, traditions, language, and spiritual practices of Indigenous peoples. National Indigenous Peoples Day addresses the legacy of colonialism, and highlights the systemic changes that still need to occur to honour the healing process and needs of Indigenous peoples. It encourages dialogue, education, and engagement to build a more inclusive and equitable future guided by the principles of respect and recognition.

Engagement Ideas
  • Hold Indigenous cultural sensitivity training for your team.
  • Attend a local ceremony or celebration with your team.


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