30, 2021 has been declared the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, a
federal holiday, in honour of the survivors of Indian Residential Schools and
those who did not make it home. This day also recognizes and brings to light
the ongoing inequity and injustice Indigenous people continue to suffer.
Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a time to advance our reconciliation
efforts with the Indigenous communities to build a better future for everyone
in our community. Residential schools and the unmarked graves are a tangible
example of the mistreatment of Indigenous communities at the hands of colonizers.
We recognize the harm inflicted on Indigenous children and families, honour
truth and reconciliation, and support the healing of those impacted.
To honour this day, we would encourage that you take a
moment to reflect and remember those that have passed and those that have
suffered. Visit any of the websites noted below to learn more about the
Indigenous people and the atrocities that they have faced: