National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to commemorate the lost children and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. It is an important day for all Canadians to reflect on the tragic history and legacy of residential schools.

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC acknowledges the land that we share with the Indigenous peoples and gives thanks to them for recognizing the important role that Elders play in their communities.

On this day, BCCPA and EngAge BC encourages everyone to take part in the reconciliation process by reflecting and learning more about the history, cultures, voices and experiences of the First Nations, Inuit, and MĂ©tis people.

This weekend, attend an event near you:

Reconciliation Through Community, September 29, 2023; Vancouver, BC
2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Pow Wow, September 29-30, 2023; Chilliwack, BC
Honouring Residential School Thrivers and Survivors, September 30, 2023, Chilliwack, BC
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the SLCC, September 30, 2023; Whistler, BC
First Annual National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Fundraising Gala, September 30, 2023; Osoyoos, BC
Orange Shirt Day, September 27-30, 2023; Williams Lake, BC
Commemorative Gathering, September 29, 2023; Victoria, BC
Reconciliation Through Community, September 29, 2023; Vancouver, BC
QTS Orange Shirt Day/Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2023; Quesnel BC
First Nations Truth and Reconciliation Event – Canada, September 30, 2023; Surrey, BC
South Island Pow Wow, September 30, 2023; Victoria, BC
All My Relations: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2023; Coquitlam, BC
Truth and Reconciliation Gathering, September 30, 2023; Salmon Arm, BC
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, September 30, 2023; Maple Ridge, BC

Learn more:

Assembly of First Nations Education Toolkit
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
First Peoples’ Map of B.C.
MĂ©tis Nation BC
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Reconciliation Canada
UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
United Nations Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, October 2nd to observe this day.

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