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2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30th, join us in honouring Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is recognized annually to acknowledge the effects and legacy of the residential school system and is an opportunity to take action.

Each year on September 30th, people from all over Canada are invited to wear orange in honour of Orange Shirt Day and to remind ourselves that “Every Child Matters”. In 2021, this day coincides with the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which was recognized by Parliament in partial fulfillment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 80:

“We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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