National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system.
On September 30th, Canadians observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This important day was established to recognize and commemorate the legacy of the residential school system and its impact on Indigenous communities across the country. It is a day of reflection, learning, and commitment to reconciliation.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a significant step forward in acknowledging the painful history of Canada’s residential schools and their ongoing impact on Indigenous communities. It is a day to remember, learn, and commit to the process of reconciliation. By embracing this day with an open heart and a willingness to understand, we can contribute to healing the wounds of the past and building a more inclusive and just future for all Canadians. Let us use this day as an opportunity to honor the truth, foster understanding, and work together toward a better tomorrow.
Wear Orange on September 30
The orange shirt is a symbol of the loss of culture, freedom, and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children across generations, and Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots Remembrance Day designed to promote the concept that “Every Child Matters.”
To honor the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remember those who did not, many Canadians across the country wear an orange shirt.
The PTAG team stands in solidarity with the victims, survivors, their families, and the indigenous communities. We honor and respect this national day for Truth and Reconciliation and every day throughout the year. PTAG is a committed member of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB). We understand our role in the society and as a business, we feel it’s our responsibility to help bring resources and educate the members of our indigenous community for them to prosper.
Reconciliation Starts with Education
Indigenous history: The history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, reconciliation and more.
Reconciliation: Learn how the Government of Canada is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
Watch the videos as survivors share their experiences and the importance of Truth and Reconciliation Day: