September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also known as Orange Shirt Day). The day recognizes and remembers the tragic history and honours the survivors of residential schools. These schools were underfunded and inflicted abuse on children leaving long-lasting impacts.

We encourage families to take time to think about, learn about, honour, and remember those who attended residential schools and those who did not come home.

On September 29th staff and children at Discovery are encouraged to wear an Orange Shirt.

By wearing an orange shirt on September 30th, you commit to the enduring truth that EVERY CHILD MATTERS, every day and everywhere.

For further information, resources and messaging please visit:  Indigenous Inclusion Directorate.  

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