Origins and History of Family Day

In Canada, Family Day was originally observed in Alberta in recognition of the importance of home and family to its founding pioneers.  The first Family Day was in observed in 1990. 

Almost 2 decades later additional provinces throughout Canada have adopted Family Day as well.

2007 – Saskatchewan
2008 – Ontario
2013 – British Columbia
2018 – New Brunswick

The fact that there was no statutory holiday between New Year’s Day and Good Friday which could be as late as April, played heavily in to the decision to adopt Family day by the provinces above.


Holiday Closure Notice:

The Brampton office will be closed on Monday February 19th to observe the Family Day holiday.

Our Greensboro, North Carolina facilities will remain open, and all Customer Service calls will automatically be routed to them.

Regular business hours resume on Tuesday February 20, 2018.