National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
DescriptionSince 2013, September 30 has been commemorated as Orange Shirt Day across Canada in honour of the Survivors of Indian Residential Schools.Starting this year, September 30 will also now be designated as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.The date was declared a statutory federal holiday with the passage of Bill C-5 in June of this year, in response to one of the 94 Calls to Action of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.This day is an important step in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honor their survivors, their families and communities.Here are some ways to show your support:
Read more about the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation:
- Attend a community event (follow safety protocols)
- Support Indigenous Businesses
- Wear an orange shirt
- Give an Acknowledgement
- Download, print and display an Every Child Matters poster or heart in your window.