Call to Action # 80

We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Why “Complete?”

June 3, 2021 – Bill C-5 “An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)” a bill that designates Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation passed in the Senate and received Royal Assent. The “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation” is also known as Orange Shirt Day which commemorates generations of children who attended residential schools”. (CBC)

Current Status

April 4, 2022

Complete

Previous Status

February 14, 2022

Complete

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