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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
This past June, the federal government passed legislation designating September 30 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the date coincides with Orange Shirt Day.
This day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. For each person this will be an individual decision whether it be a day of quiet reflection or participation in a community event.
Creating this Federal holiday was one of the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It is a day to honour all the children who survived residential schools and recognize those who did not return.
The legacy of residential schools in Canada should never be forgotten. Every Child Matters.