National Sun Awareness Program

The Canadian Dermatology Association has organized a nationwide Sun Awareness Week in early summer since 1989 with the purpose of educating Canadians about the dangers of too much sun in order to stop the rising incidence of skin cancer in Canada. The “Week’s” activities now extend throughout the year.

The National Sun Awareness Program is launched each spring and focuses on different age groups and activities. CDA member dermatologists generously volunteer their time each year to assist with skin cancer screenings across the country, promoting the adoption of good sun safety practices and highlighting other important sun safety messages.

This year’s Sun Awareness Week will take place Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017, and will be marked by a National campaign and a number of activities and events. Stay tuned for an exciting national campaign launch this summer!

2017 Events and Activities

Melanoma Monday – Ottawa, ON
CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic – Winnipeg, MB
World Skin Health Day
Sun Awareness Week