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.

Sun Awareness Week 2018

Next year’s Sun Awareness Week will take place Monday, May 28 to Sunday, June 3, 2018, and will be marked by a National campaign.  Check out CDA daily press releases.

Sun Awareness Week 2017

This year’s Sun Awareness Week took place Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017. Check out CDA’s daily press releases.

June 11, 2017

June 10, 2017

June 9, 2017

June 8, 2017

June 7, 2017

June 6, 2017

June 5, 2017