National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


The following is a discussion about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and residential schools. If you wish to speak to someone for support please contact the Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419  

Friday, September 30 is our second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Many mark this day by wearing an orange t-shirt to help raise awareness of the tragic history of residential schools in Canada. You can learn more about Phyllis Webstad’s story, which inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement at this link. 

Acknowledging our shared history and the role we each play in reconciliation is important. This Friday, please take some time to honour the Survivors, their families and communities who were so profoundly and negatively affected by Canada’s residential schools.

If you’re looking for ways to mark the day:

UFCW Local 832’s 2021 Executive Board and Leadership team.