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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)

On September 30th, our Canadian colleagues recognized a new holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was created to give everyone an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. More than 150,000 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children were forced to attend these schools between the 1830s until the 1990s. These schools separated children from their families and caused physical, emotional, and psychological harm by erasing their cultural identity, language and community. A small step toward reconciliation is a public commemoration of the tragic and painful history. Employees were encouraged to wear orange, participate in online events or events in their communities, and participate in five minutes of silence to remember and reflect.

Friday, September 30