Migraine Awareness Month

Migraine Awareness Month June 2022

For those living with migraine, every month is “Migraine Awareness Month.” June is just the month dedicated to escalating our efforts to educate people and raise awareness about the challenges of living with this disease.

We’re teaming up with doctors, caregivers, experts, industry partners, other migraine and headache organizations… and YOU to use the month of June to raise awareness and have the voices of our community heard, all across Canada.

Check out everything we’re doing this month, and find a way to join in!

Run, walk, bike, play, dance or any other way you choose to move! Join in and help raise awareness and support for the migraine community across Canada. 

Move for Migraine Canada is supported by our industry partners Abbvie, Teva, Lundbeck, Miravo and RSK/electrocore.

Sign up as a team or as an individual.

Plan a safe Move for Migraine Canada get-together with people in your area. Walk, run or choose any fun activity.

Share your activities on social media with the hashtag #MoveForMigraineCanada and tag @MigraineCanada

Make a donation and support a team or person who’s signed up.

Across Canada, landmarks will be illuminated in purple on World Migraine Awareness Day – June 21, and on other days through the Move for Migraine Canada Week (June 20 -26). 

We’ll add to the list below, as we get confirmations, so keep checking back!

Find a landmark close to you from the list below. Plan a trip with your friends, family, colleagues or Move for Migraine Canada team. If you can, wear purple — the colour for migraine awareness.

Share your pictures on social media with the hashtag #LightUpForMigraine and tag @MigraineCanada

  • TORONTO: Pearson Airport “Light Up the Runway” – June 21
  • TORONTO: CN Tower – June 21  – every half hour
  • NIAGARA FALLS: Niagara Falls – June 21 – 10:15 PM until 10:30 PM ET
  • VANCOUVER: Science World – June 21 – 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM PT
  • CALGARY: Calgary Tower – June 21
  • CALGARY: Telus Spark Science Centre – June 21
  • CHARLOTTETOWN: City Hall – June 21
  • TORONTO: 3D Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square – June 22
  • VICTORIA: BC Legislative Buildings – June 22
  • VANCOUVER: BC Place – June 22
  • VANCOUVER: Sails of Light at Canada Place – June 22
  • VANCOUVER: Vancouver City Hall and Burrard Bridge – June 22
  • EDMONTON: High Level Bridge – June 22

We will be featuring YOUR stories of living with migraine this June, through videos and articles.

We’ve also launched an awareness video to help spread the word about the Migraine Canada community. There’ll be more videos and stories coming through the month, stay tuned!

Watch the videos,  read the storiesand subscribe to our YouTube channel to know when we launch more.

If you want to be featured, and share your story via videos, podcasts, written articles or patient advisory panels to help raise awareness, sign up here.

Share the videos and stories on social media and with people you know, and tag us! 


Our founder, Dr, Elizabeth Leroux and our executive director, Wendy Gerhart will be hosting webinars this month on June 21, and June 28.

Dr. Elizabeth Leroux, expert neurologist and founder of Migraine Canada will talk about the myths and mysteries of migraine and other headaches and their diagnosis, while Wendy Gerhart will share updates on what the current environment in Canada looks like for migraine medications and why advocacy is important.

Click on the images to RSVP.

We’re supporting Shades for Migraine on June 21, sharing our selfies and pictures wearing shades to raise awareness for migraine.


Post your pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on June 21, with the hashtag #ShadesForMigraine

Tag @MigraineCanada.

Challenge more people to join in by tagging them in your post.

Other ways to support Migraine Canada and the migraine community during Migraine Awareness Month

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