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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On this, the anniversary of the violent act at Polytechnique Montréal that claimed the lives of 14 women, we pause to remember all those we’ve lost to gender-based violence in Canada. Each year, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women reminds us of the ongoing need to invest in programs and services that...

Human Rights Day

Every December 10, people from all walks of life celebrate Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Tremendous progress has been made in the seven decades since this document set down the inalienable rights to which every human...

Human Rights Day

Every December 10, people from all walks of life celebrate Human Rights Day – the anniversary of the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Tremendous progress has been made in the seven decades since this document set down the inalienable rights to which every human being is...

Hanukkah ✡️

Chanukah (Hanukkah) 2022 starts at nightfall on December 18 and ends with nightfall on December 26, beginning on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasting for eight days. Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah) is an 8-day Jewish festival marking the miraculous victory of the Maccabees, Jewish freedom fighters, over the Seleucidian Greek occupiers in the year 139 BCE. After recapturing Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, which had been converted...

Office Closed

Our office is closed December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023. We'll be back on Tuesday, Jaunary 3, 2023. If you need to talk, Wellness Together Canada is open 24/7! Call, text, go online, or download the app for support any time, day or night.

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Christmas ⛪

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus...

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African American and pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community and culture. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of African Studies. Kwanzaa, a seven day cultural festival, begins December 26 and ends January 1. It joins communitarian values and practices of Continental African and African American Culture. During...

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day, in Great Britain and some Commonwealth countries, particularly Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, holiday (December 26) on which servants, tradespeople, and the poor traditionally were presented with gifts. By the 21st century it had become a day associated with shopping and sporting events.   via: britannica.com

New Years Day

People around the world celebrate the coming of a new year (according to the Gregorian calendar) in many different ways. Counting down seconds before midnight on New Year's Eve and watching fireworks are very popular and most people who attend New Year's celebrations take part of the countdown, which is often only the beginning of...

Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit)

Chinese New Year 2023 falls on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, starting the Year of the Rabbit. Chinese people will have a 7-day holiday from January 21st to January 27th. The Rabbit is the fourth of all zodiac animals. Legend has it the Rabbit was proud—arrogant even—of its speed. He was neighbors with Ox and always made fun...

Bell Let’s Talk

This year, Bell announced that it will donate an additional $10 million towards its goal of $155 million for Canadian mental health programs. This action will replace the donation of 5 cents per interaction that Bell has made in previous years on Bell Let’s Talk Day. On January 25 and every day throughout the year,...