National Truth & Reconciliation Day

National Truth & Reconciliation Day is a day to honour children who survived residential schools and those who didn’t make it home. This day was first recognized in June 2021 and every September 30 onwards is federal statutory day.

On September 30th, people wear orange shirts to acknowledge the impacts of residential schools. The orange shirt symbolizes more than just the schools, it symbolizes the loss of freedom, of childhood and innocence.

September 30th isn’t only for recognizing the impacts, it’s also about advocating the statement “Every Child Matters”.

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  • Date : September 30, 2023

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