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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 30 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Between 1831 and 1998, there were 140 federally-run Indian Residential Schools operating in what is known as Canada. These schools systemically undermined Indigenous, Metis and Inuit cultures, impacting language, health, traditional foodways and culture.
Today honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 80. It’s a public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools and a vital component of the reconciliation process.
York Region Food Network staff will be using today to better understand our collective history. Our office will be closed to the public. We encourage everyone to learn more about the importance of this day, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the legacy of colonialism in Canada.