In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 World Press Freedom Day, on the recommendation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference. May 3 carries a special significance, as it also the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles created by newspaper journalists […]
International Right to Know Day originated in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2002. Since then, on September 28, Right to Know Day is celebrated around the world. In Canada, an entire week of activities is organized to raise awareness of an individual's right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy […]
Every year, during the first full week of October, newspapers across North America celebrate National Newspaper Week to recognize the people who work tirelessly to bring the news to their communities. Newspaper journalism - both local and national - is critically important, especially in the reality in which we live. Now, more than ever, newspapers […]
La Semaine nationale des journaux rend hommage au rôle important que jouent les journaux dans la vie des collectivités, grandes ou petites, partout à travers le monde. C’est durant cette semaine que sera célébrée la Journée internationale des camelots. Cette journée honore les hommes et les femmes qui travaillent fort pour livrer les journaux et qui ainsi, […]
Media Literacy Week (MLW) is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada, taking place each October. Schools, libraries, museums and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week. For more information, visit the MediaSmarts website at https://mediasmarts.ca/media-literacy-week.
Each November, Canadians celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Encourage your readers to discover new ways to become more savvy with their money! Visit ABC Life Literacy Canada's website to download free resources for Financial Literacy Month, including activity booklets, print and digital ads, and more.
Every year on January 27, ABC Life Literacy Canada hosts Family Literacy Day, the largest national family literacy event in Canada. Literacy organizations, schools, libraries and media groups will coordinate numerous literacy-themed events and activities across the country in honour of this special initiative. Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC […]
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