In addition to being the 8th annual Orange Shirt Day, September 30, 2021 will be the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Together we recognize the legacy of Canada’s residential school system and continue to learn the many truths of these institutions.
We honour First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children and communities impacted by this system. During Truth and Reconciliation Week September 27 to October 1, we encourage schools to participate in events offered by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Visit the UIEC’s resource page for learning resources and events; Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are on the Days of Significance page.