MBC first initiated National Multiple Births Awareness Day (NMBAD) in 2005. It’s celebrated annually on May 28th, the birth date of the Dionne Quintuplets. The 1st Annual National Multiple Births Awareness Day event (2005) was held at the Dionne Quints Museum in North Bay. It was a powerful experience for the guests in attendance. A visit to the museum continues to be a time of reflection and learning.
This 2021 theme is Equity and Inclusion for Multiple Birth Families from Coast to Coast. The idea behind this theme is to highlight some of the unique challenges and sometimes benefits that come from experiencing life as a multiple birth family where sometimes we may be given equal opportunities, but they are not always equitable and inclusive for our family structures.
For more information, visit Multiple Births Canada.