National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Healing Wounds of the Past

September 30, 2022

On September 30, Canadians unite to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a step towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. On this day, we recognize the tragic history of residential schools and honor the survivors, as well as the affected families and communities.

Time for Indigenous communities to educate and reflect

On September 30 of each year, Canadians observe both National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, to commemorate the plight of Indigenous children who attended the nation’s residential schools between the mid-1800s and 1996.

For me, as an Indigenous person, it is a time to reflect and heal.

Sue Prince

Opportunity for companies and clients to learn and listen

Indigenous people today, including the survivors of residential schools and their descendants, have bravely shared the trauma they and their loved ones have endured. If they have the courage to speak, we need to have to have the courage to listen.

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation gives corporations, businesses, and clients the opportunity to reflect on, and learn from, our shared past to ensure a better future for all.

Kathleen Wood

Kathleen Wood