September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In June of 2021, the passage of Bill C-5 lead to the establishment of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which addresses action number 80 from the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day for reflection on what we can do as a community to help Canada become a better place for everyone and what can we do collectively to move towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Community organizations are invited to share their community events in commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the Brampton Events webpage.
Community commemorations for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation play an important role in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.