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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Events and resources

We encourage non-Indigenous City staff to spend your day on September 30 taking action on Reconciliation while remembering that Truth and Reconciliation is a year-round commitment.

Lists curated by the City's Indigenous Relations and Equity offices: 

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to honour survivors and intergenerational survivors of the Indian Residential School system as well as those who didn’t return home.

Reconciliation requires first an understanding of the truth of our shared history. Non-Indigenous people in Canada are called to learn about and reflect on the legacy of colonialism, which forcefully separated Indigenous peoples from their lands, their communities, and their families.

Every Child Matters and Survivor flags 

In addition to our ongoing work towards Reconciliation, we will commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by raising Every Child Matters and Survivor flags on all the flag islands across Vancouver from September 17 to October 3. City Hall and Burrard Bridge will be illuminated orange on September 30.