World Prematurity Day

CPBF-FBPC has played a major role in bringing World Prematurity Day, celebrated on November 17, to the forefront across Canada, and has partnered with several organizations to promote nationwide programming. We have supported the International Global Illumination Project, which has meant that significant Canadian landmarks have been illuminated in purple to honour preemies, their families and their dedicated caregivers.

Although many events occur on November 17, planning for World Prematurity Day happens all year round.  If you have World Prematurity Day events you would like us to know about, or if you would like assistance in organizing something in your community, please email us at

Our social media tags for the day are #WorldPrematurityDay and #PreemiePowerCanada.

Click here to download some images to use on social media and help spread the word