National day for Truth and Reconciliation

Established in 2021 in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's "94 Calls to Action

Reflections, traditional ceremonies, flag raising, and educational activities are happening in the greater Kawarthas region.

It's a day to reflect, educate, and honor residential school survivors and those who didn't return.

It coincides with Orange Shirt Day, observed every September 30 to raise awareness about residential schools.

September 30 was chosen as it symbolizes the time Indigenous children were taken from their homes.

They were forced to attend residential schools, separated from families, and stripped of culture.