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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Hosted by the City of Brampton

Banner for Truth and Reconciliation Day 


Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathering here today on the Treaty Territory of the Mississaugas (mis-si-saw-ga) of the Credit First Nation, and before them, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (hau-de-no-sho-né), Huron-Wendat (hue-ron wēn-dat). We also acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis (mé-ti), Inuit (in-oo-it), and other global Indigenous people that now call Brampton their home. We are honoured to live, work, and enjoy this land. ​

September 30

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In June of 2021, the passage of Bill C-5 led 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. 

This day seeks to understand the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities and to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis survivors, their families, and communities who have been affected by this injustice.​

Community organizations are invited to share their community events in commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the Brampton events calendar. ​​​

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.

The City of Brampton recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day with:

  • A formal Proclamation to be read at the September 28 Council Meeting
  • Raising the "Every Child Matters" flag for the week of September 30 
  • Candlelight Vigil and Indigenous Learning on September 30​


September 30 | 5 – 9 PM | Rose Theatre  

Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton at the Rose Theatre on September 30 for an evening of commemoration and conversation to remember, reflect and commit to truth and reconciliation​.

​5:00 PM  |  Candlelight vigil in Garden Square

Guests to the candlelight vigil will be able to pick up their candles and commemorative orange ribbons.​

7:00 PM  |  Indigenous Learning at the Rose Theatre 

Featuring remarks from Chief Stacey Laforme and a keynote by Jody Wilson-Raybould. Click here to secure your free ticket. 

The Rose Theatre lobby will feature an exhibition of Indigenous art and information booths for the duration of the event, followed by a post event reception with light fare provided by an Indigenous Caterer.

For Additional Resources, please visit National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ​​​​​​​​​

Event Date Friday, September 30, 2022
Start Time 5:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Fees Free
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