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2021 Calendar of Observances

The following calendar of observances remind us of the rich diversity of our union and our communities and encourages us to be culturally aware when providing care to our patients.  The calendar also invites us to reflect on how we might support initiatives to advance equitable access to the social determinants of health.  

As you scroll through the calendar you will note the recognition of a number multi-faith and multicultural days (in black text) and the listing of various commemorative events or days (in berry text).  This list is by no means exhaustive but reflects one aspect of the diversity of our membership (and our communities) and a few of the many celebrations and events that mark the year. 




Updated: 6/2/2021 11:55 AM

June 1 - 30

Pride Month

In commemoration of the Stonewall Riots that began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, June is recognized as Pride Month. The uprising that began that night is one of countless moments in the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ rights across North America.

June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day

BCNU is committed to addressing anti-Indigenous racism in health care and remains steadfast on its path to a genuine and just process of truth and reconciliation. In 1996, the Government of Canada announced June 21 as National Aboriginal Day (now National Indigenous Peoples Day) to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis.

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