Family Day

This Is What Family Means To Us

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

We are very fortunate that we live in Canada, more so Toronto, where we feel it is a progressive, open, accepting city. It is legal for gay people to live freely, marry whomever they love, and start a family. We are a family, just like any family out there. It is not OK to harass anyone based on their sexual orientation or for any other reason.

My Family Carried Me Through My Cancer Diagnosis

Tammy Taylor | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Alberta
Tammy Taylor

The notion that cancer touches everyone is true. The burden on the family is as great as the burden on the individual. But, the notion that out of hardship comes unexpected blessings is also true. Any cancer patient I have ever talked to expresses, in one way or another, the gifts that come from the diagnosis. It changes both the person and the family.

10 Fun Ways To Celebrate Family Day This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Parents

You don't even have to go out if you don't want to.

Make Giving Back A Family Affair

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Parents
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Family Day is thus far a holiday without a tradition. Rather than retreat into separate rooms in the February darkness or risk it becoming just another greeting card holiday, let's imbue this unclaimed occasion with a tradition of giving. Not giving gifts, but giving back as a family to our communities.

When Is Family Day 2017?

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Parents

Four Canadian provinces observe this holiday.

Teaching Charity On Family Day

Leigh and Meg | Posted 02.12.2017 | Canada Parents
Leigh and Meg

We introduced the kids to the idea of charity by getting them to donate their time; they helped us sell Daffodils, which was a mere four hours, but the impact it had on them was profound. The kids also gained a greater understanding of how they can make a difference.

These Families Were Less Than Thrilled To Have Their Photo Taken

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Parents

Happy Family Day!

When Is Family Day 2016?

The Huffington Post | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Family Day is recognized in five Canadian provinces.

Meanwhile In B.C....

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Most of Canada is shivering and shovelling its way through Family Day — except for British Columbia.

Canada Family Day Top Destinations 2015

Henrik Kjellberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Henrik Kjellberg

Family Day is right around the corner and is, of course, all about spending time with loved ones and taking advantage of the long weekend. What better way to do that then to take a quick mini-vacation! Here's a look at the top five most popular domestic destinations over the holiday weekend, along with some fantastic things to do in each city.

On Family Day, Improve Your Fitness Together

John Stanton | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Living
John Stanton

Start with one family walk or run per week. During the holidays, when everyone is at home from school or work, add another one in. Have someone volunteer to make a schedule and stick it to the refrigerator door or entrance to your home. Don't discourage anyone from getting out on their own but save one special walk or run as a family.

Last-Minute Ideas For Family Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Travel

Admit it: You forgot when Family Day was and now you're scrambling for something to do during the long weekend of Feb. 15 - 17. Maybe you were to...

What's Free On Family Day In Alberta This Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

Looking for a Family Day activity in Alberta that won't break the bank? Several museums and historic sites in Calgary, Edmonton and beyond are offe...

The Sweetest Valentine's Photo Shoot You'll Ever See

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Living

Who says Valentine’s Day is only a celebration of romantic love? We think it should be a celebration of love in all of its wondrous forms, which is ...

12 Things To Do This Family Day

Rania Walker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

In addition to the special events and interactive exhibits at most major tourist attractions, here is a list of virtually free things to do around the GTA, most of which will give you an opportunity to try something new or different by virtue of the favourable price tag.

Small Businesses Want This Holiday Gone

CBC | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's year two of Family Day in British Columbia, and Sacha Thompson, who owns the Flowerbox on Commercial Drive, says it will cost her an additional ...

Do We Get A Day Off On Family Day?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living

On February 17, several provinces across the country will get a statutory holiday for Family Day — perhaps as a way to make the month a bit more bea...

When Is Family Day In Ontario?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Ah Family Day, Ontario's favourite fake holiday. It's only been around since 2008, but the statutory holiday in 2014 gives many in Canada's most popul...

When Is B.C. Family Day?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Family Day for British Columbians falls on the second Monday in February. That makes Monday Feb. 10, 2014 the day to plan for your activities this yea...

Worst Family Day, Ever

CBC | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

While most British Columbians will be off work for the province’s first-ever Family Day holiday on Monday, thousands of workers aren't getting a lon...

Free Family Day Concerts Announced

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. government is going all out to provide free community events for the province's first-ever Family Day on Feb. 11, 2013 The Vancouver Art ...

11 Things To Do In Alberta On Family Day

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

Family Day in Alberta this year falls on February 18, 2013, and after what seems like a long winter and a big gap of time since the Christmas holidays...

When Is Ontario Family Day?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Living

Lucky us, Ontarians — we can all look forward to a light at the end of winter's tunnel in the form of the mandated three-day weekend of Family Day s...

Long Weekend Vacation Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Travel

For some Canadians, a holiday in February means another long weekend to hang around the house and avoid the cold — that is, if you're one of the six...

When Is Family Day 2013?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Living

For Canadians, the long post-holiday stretch of winter between January to April can feel never-ending, which is why (at least, as far as we understand...