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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On June 3rd, 2021, the federal government passed legislation to identify September 30th as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This day is designated as an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, and was proposed in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015). The report called upon ‘the federal government, in collaboration Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honor Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.’

Kerry’s Place Autism Services acknowledges the legacy of residential schools and reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We respect the commemoration of this day as a step towards truth and reconciliation, and reflect on the injustices of residential schools in Canada.