September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Together we recognize the legacy of Canada’s residential school system and continue to learn the many truths of these institutions. During Truth and Reconciliation Week, September 25 to September 30, we encourage everyone to participate in events offered by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day, established in 2013 by Phyllis Webstad, recognizes the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families and communities. By wearing orange, we acknowledge the truths of Residential Schools in Canada, we honour Survivors, and we remember the thousands of children who died, many of them buried in unmarked graves.
This year, TDSB will honour Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 29th.