Friday September 29, 2023
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2023
September 30th is National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The day honours children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. It is a day to commemorate the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools, which is vital to the reconciliation process.
Orange Shirt Day is also on September 30th, which is an Indigenous-led grassroots movement to raise awareness of the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. It was inspired by the story of Phyllis Jack Webstad, who on her first day at residential school was stripped of her new orange shirt her grandmother bought her. Orange Shirt Day: How Phyllis Webstad’s 1st day at residential school inspired a movement | CBC News
Éric Luneau, Vice-President Community Engagements and Partnerships commented, “The Torngat Metals team understands and honours the significance of this day. We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with and support the people of these communities.”