Understanding the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day that coincides with Orange Shirt Day. It recognizes the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of these institutions.
Start your learning journey by exploring the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the events taking place to mark the day.
Free educational and promotional resources for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Explore the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples through these interactive resources.
Read more about Indigenous peoples, also known as Aboriginal peoples, historic contributions from the Royal Proclamation of 1763 through the world wars to today.
Advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples is based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
Follow the discussions online
To find out more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations:
Join in the conversation
Share how you're observing this day on social media by using our downloadable promotional resources.