National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is on Thursday, September 30th. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada defines reconciliation as establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

This day is an opportunity to listen, learn and reflect. It is also an opportunity to influence new ways of thinking and consider your role, your community, and your company’s role in reconciliation. 

Your journey is unique to you but the following is a list of resources you may find useful:

There are also resources available throughout the year, like Indigenous awareness training and U of A course, that provide opportunities to learn more about Indigenous history and culture.

September 30 is also Orange Shirt Day. Started by Phyllis Webstab, this is a day to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

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