September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new designated paid holiday applies to federally regulated public and private sectors — specifically, the federal public service and employers subject to the Canada Labour Code and workplaces where collective agreements have an existing clause accounting for new holidays proclaimed by the federal government
When it published its findings in 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada issued 94 Calls to Action designed “to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” We invite you to read the report and familiarize yourself with its 94 Calls to Action.
Furthermore, we invite you to take part in various activities taking place all week from September 27th until October 1st. These free events are organized by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
The National Center for Truth and Reconciliation is holding a Truth and Reconciliation week – between September 27th and October 1st.
Let us make the most out of this important holiday and act toward reconciliation.
Colleen Coffey Joey Dunphy
Regional Executive VP Director for Indigenous Members