National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a new federal statutory holiday in Canada created to allow all of us to recognize and commemorate the history, intergenerational harm, and painful legacy that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a chance to honour all those who have been affected by this injustice—the Survivors, their families, and their communities—and a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Wear orange

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.

see more at:https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html