National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This past July, the Government of Canada committed to creating a statutory holiday that honours reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of Residential Schools is never forgotten. 

The Federal government recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Like all Canadians, this day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of Residential Schools. This may present itself as a day of quiet reflection or participation in a community event.

Here at GEA, we hope that you will your Orange Shirt to honour and remember Residential School Survivors, the children who didn't get to go home and their families. 

In Edmonton, MacEwan University will be hosting an outdoor event tomorrow to commemorate the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. You can find more information here.