Truth and Reconciliation Day
Recognizing truth and reconciliation day 2023
On September 30th, Canadians take a moment to recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day. This day serves to acknowledge the atrocities that took place against Indigenous people due to the residential school system, and recognizes both survivors and victims of this genocide. With the recent discovery of more than 2000 unmarked graves, today serves as a day of mourning for those within the Indigenous community. Today, we wear orange to show support for our Indigenous community in Canada.
Learn more about residential schools and their impact: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/cfe29bee35c54a70b9621349f19a3db2
Former residential school survivors hotline for emotional crisis services and info: 1-866-925-4419
Indigenous crisis helpline (24 hours, 7 days a week across Canada): The Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310
Every child matters!