Illuminating Craniofacial Acceptance Month

Posted: Aug, 29 2022
Across Canada

***Update: Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, there will be changes to this schedule, with some locations lighting up for Craniofacial Acceptance on new September dates or later in the year. We are grateful to the locations that have been able to change their schedules to recognize acceptance of facial differences and a commitment to building inclusion.***

AboutFace is excited to illuminate Canada for Craniofacial Acceptance Month once again!

Each September, Craniofacial Acceptance Month is recognized; it’s a time to raise awareness about facial differences and build acceptance across all aspects of society.

AboutFace has partnered with many cities and monuments, and illuminations will be happening in every province this year. Illuminations help draw attention to the important work AboutFace undertakes to create cultivate equity and opportunity for individuals with a facial difference through supportive programming, advocacy, and education.

People can participate by sharing pictures of illuminated monuments in their home communities on social media. People can tag AboutFace at the social media handles below and use the hashtags: #CraniofacialAcceptanceMonth and/or #AboutFaceIlluminations.

Instagram: @AboutFaceCanada
Twitter: @AboutFace
Facebook: @AboutFaceCanada
LinkedIn: @AboutFace

Here is the schedule of illuminations:

Location City Province Date
Truro Library Truro NS September 1 2022
Toronto sign Toronto ON September 1 2022
New Brunswick Legislative Assembly Fredericton NB September 2-5 2022
Victoria Street Bridge Trail BC September 2 2022
Government House St. John’s NL September 2 2022
Mississauga Civic Centre Clock Tower Mississauga ON September 2 2022
Halifax City Hall Halifax NS September 3 2022
Charlottetown City Hall Charlottetown PE September 4 2022
BC Place Vancouver BC September 6 2022
Science World Vancouver BC September 6 2022
Canada Place Sails of Light Vancouver BC September 6 2022
Maple Ridge City Hall Maple Ridge BC September 6 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver BC September 6 2022
City Hall and Burrard Street Bridge Vancouver BC September 7 2022
Bloedel Conservatory Vancouver BC September 7 2022
Regina City Hall Regina SK September 8-9 2022
River Walk Commons Newmarket ON September 8 2022
Manitoba Legislative Building Winnipeg MB September 9 2022
Brant Street Pier Burlington ON September 9 2022
Vaughan City Hall Vaughan ON September 13 2022
La Grande Roue de Montréal Montreal QC September 14 2022
Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge Whistler BC September 14 2022
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls ON September 14 2022
City Hall Clock Tower Moose Jaw SK September 15 2022
Calgary Tower Calgary AB September 16 2022
Winnipeg Sign at the Forks Winnipeg MB September 16 2022
CN Tower Toronto ON September 16 2022
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Victoria BC September 20 2022
TELUS Spark Science Centre Calgary AB September 20 2022
IG Stadium Winnipeg MB September 20 2022
Downing Street Moncton NB September 20 2022
Avenir Centre and Plaza Moncton NB September 20 2022
McMahon Stadium Calgary AB September 21 2022
TCU Place Saskatoon SK September 21-23 2022
Kingston City Hall & Springer Market Square Kingston ON September 23 2022
Hamilton Sign Hamilton ON September 26-28 2022
Red Deer City Hall Red Deer AB September 27 2022
Vaughan City Hall Vaughan ON September 27 2022
RBC Place London ON September 27 2022
London City Hall London ON September 27 2022
JA Taylor Building London ON September 27 2022
Canada Life Building London ON September 27 2022
High Level Bridge Edmonton AB October 21 2022


Questions about illuminations or suggestions for monuments to be illuminated in the future can be directed to AboutFace’s Communications Officer, Kelsey Ferrill: kelsey@aboutface.ca.

Notes: AboutFace is grateful to each location for their support. Changes in schedules may occur and AboutFace will make every effort to update any changes in the schedule which are provided, in advance. Some locations may light up in only one or two colours, depending on availability.