NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION 2022

21 September 2022

In 2021, the Federal Government established September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day was enacted to remember and honour the lives lost and forever impacted by the residential school system in Canada. 

Although National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day are uniquely intertwined, the Orange Shirt Society is a separate grassroots organization established in 2013. The name was inspired by Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story, and the organization continues to be a leading force in reconciliation efforts today.

Get involved

There are many ways to engage with reconciliation this month:
No matter how you choose to observe the day, we can all contribute toward a better future by acknowledging this tragic part of Canadian history — and its ongoing impact in our communities today.