National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on September 30th, serves as a poignant reminder of the historical injustices and generational trauma inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in Canada. It marks a step toward acknowledging painful truths and recognizes the resilience of all Indigenous communities, as well as the significant impact of their diverse cultures, practices, and stories. Our team is grateful and proud to have collaborated with Indigenous partners on several projects this year – it has been an opportunity to listen, to engage, and to learn.
The theme for this year’s commemoration of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Honouring Survivors. The following websites have pertinent resources and information if you would like learn more:
www.canada.ca – Canadian Heritage, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – Truth and Reconciliation Week
www.ontario.ca – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
www.canada.ca – Indigenous Services Canada
Government of Canada – Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action