National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th) – Statutory Holiday

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (September 30) calls on all Canadians and Islanders to remember the history of residential schools, through the experience of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, and the intergenerational impacts of its legacy on First Nations and Indigenous peoples.

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is the outcome of federal Bill C-5, sponsored by PEI Senator Brian Francis. As a direct response to the Call to Action 80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the statutory holiday is a day that honours the lives lost, survivors, and their families and urges all residents of Canada to come together and reflect on how, as a nation, we can work towards a fair, equitable and inclusive future where all will be able to reach their fullest potential.

Learn more about the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

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