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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, 2021, Canada will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

As one of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015, the federal government, in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples were called upon to establish a statutory holiday to honor Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

In honour of the day the flag outside City Hall will be lowered to half-mast on September 30. We encourage everyone to use this day to learn, listen and reflect on our shared history and its impacts on Indigenous peoples. Here are actions people can take to make the day.