National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Since 2013, September 30th has marked Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm of Residential schools and as an affirmation of the commitment to making every child matter. Show your support by wearing orange today.
Today also marks the first annual National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to learn the history of Residential schools and hear stories from Survivors, their families, and their communities. We invite you to begin your learning journey by exploring more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
Many ways to learn
You can begin your learning journey in many ways, such as:
- Listening to Indigenous languages, traditional creation stories, and podcasts featuring Indigenous journalists.
- Reading about Indigenous cultures, histories, and current realities.
- Watching videos featuring Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and filmmakers.
- Engaging in creative and interactive experiences that immerse you in Indigenous cultures and resources.
Join the conversation
We encourage everyone to show you are observing Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on social media by using our downloadable promotional resources.