Truth and Reconciliation Week | Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2021

Sep. 24, 2021

​​The Government of Canada has proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. This federal national day directly responds to the Truth & Reconciliation Commissions Call to Action #80. The intention of the day is to recognize and honour residential school survivors, their families and communities. It will also ensure that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

For the 2021-22 school year, Thursday, Sept. 30 with be a non-operational day to commemorate truth and reconciliation across the Calgary Board of Education. The CBE encourages all schools to recognize Truth and Reconciliation Week from Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2021. This week will honour Every Child Matters and Orange Shirt Day and may include a day chosen by each school to wear orange.

The National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation is hosting virtual events from Sept. 27- Oct. 1 open to all.

The City of Calgary, in collaboration with the Calgary Fire Department, the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School Division will be hosting a virtual event on September 30 at noon:

Share your learning and the actions you are taking towards learning the history of Residential Schools using #OrangeShirtDayYYC #OrangeShirtDay, #EveryChildMatters and #CBEIndigenousEd


Photo: City of Calgary​