National Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day

September 30 marks National Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day in Canada. Today we honour the Indigenous survivors and the children who never returned home from residential schools and their families and communities.

Today's commemoration reminds us of the hardships suffered by Indigenous peoples through generations of harmful government policies.

To commemorate National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Medline Canada's Brave Conversations employee resource group will donate to Anishinawbe Health Foundation, which supports residential school survivors and their families.

“I encourage everyone to take time to recognize the enduring effects of residential schools in Canada and to reflect on the role each of us has in the healing process. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for solemn remembrance and reflection. The commemoration projects announced today give us the opportunity to begin or continue our learning on the path to reconciliation.” – Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage

To learn more about Truth and Reconciliation, please see these additional resources:

  1. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Government of Canada)
  2. Indigenous Corporate Training
  3. KAIROS Blanket Exercise
  4. 4 Seasons of Reconciliation