Since 2013, September 30th has been acknowledged as Orange Shirt Day in honour of the Survivors of residential faculties. Since then, at the present time has created consciousness and significant dialogue across the painful results and legacy of residential faculty Survivors, their households and communities.
September 30 has additionally been designated as Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation and a statutory federal vacation. This present day responds to Name to Motion 80 and honours the misplaced kids and Survivors of residential faculties. It’s a time for the general public to study and mirror on the hurt and intergenerational trauma ensuing from these establishments.
At the moment, we encourage you to point out your assist by sporting orange and by studying extra about Reality and Reconciliation.
Study extra about Orange Shirt Day by visiting the Orange Shirt Society web site.
Discover the Reality and Reconciliation Fee’s stories and 94 Calls to Motion right here.
Beneath are a number of further sources to study extra:
We hope you’ll be part of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society as we proceed to know our historical past and the way we will transfer ahead in the direction of fact and reconciliation.