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Rett Syndrome Awareness

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

October is recognized as Rett Syndrome Awareness month globally. Many communities around Ontario have issued proclamations to formally recognize the month. Check out the list below for the proclamations issued this year and stay tuned to our social media channels for updates and photos of the official documents.

2022 Proclamation List – Coming Soon

2021 Proclamation List


Every year on October 29th landmarks and public buildings across Canada are lit purple in recognition of Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. While it started with only a few locations in Ontario a fews years ago, it has expanded across the country to #LightCanadaPurple. See the list and map below for the locations participating this year.

2022 Ontario Purple Themed Lighting Locations – Coming Soon

2021 Ontario Purple Themed Lighting Locations

We encourage you to light your own home or business purple as well this month! We have developed a flyer you can print out to share with your neighbours:

Download Purple Lighting Flyer

Lawn Signs

Starting this year, we have distributed lawn signs across the province. If you ordered a lawn sign in September, remember to put it up this month and send us a picture with hashtag #ORSAStrong.


Our signature fundraising event, Run4Rett, is being held virtually again this year due to COVID-19. This is a great opportunity to get out in your own community raising awareness for Rett syndrome and funds to support O.R.S.A.’s mission.