The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be marked on September 30th. This day was established by the Government of Canada to ensure the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. It honors the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities.
While not a holiday in all Provinces and Territories, the Sport Tourism Canada team will observe this day. Our staff and consultants will take time for quiet reflection or to participate in events of commemoration.
All Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools. If you would like to share how you will mark this day, use the hashtag #NDTR on social media. Additional resources and information on how you can commemorate this day are available from the Government of Canada website.
It is our hope that as we recognize the importance of the day, we will also we will also continue the work that has begun to consider what and how we can do better as it relates to Indigenous communities in sport tourism.
We hope that you will also have time to pause and reflect in your own way as we observe this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.