National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Ceremony | September 30th, 2022 | 3:00-5:00pm
September 30, 2022 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On 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) received Royal Assent.
The Aurora Cultural Centre event will be co-presented and hosted by Jared Big Canoe, a member of the Chippewa nation from Georgina Island and will take place in Aurora at the Town Park from 3-5 P.M. on Sep.30th 2022. Jared is a singer/songwriter and community advocate whose passion for honouring his culture, passion for his people and his own journey of healing inform and inspire others to learn and advocate for Truth and Reconciliation and at the forefront of this day, to always remember the children