How you can show your support on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is on September 30. This holiday confronts past mistakes and commits to moving forward into a more just and equitable world. Many businesses recognize this day in support of Canada’s indigenous population, and it has become part of organizations’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Why We Celebrate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours those who survived residential schools and remembers Canada’s Indigenous children who died in these schools. The day acknowledges the painful past, and it also looks with hope and commitment toward a world in which Canada’s First Nations and Metis peoples can thrive peacefully on their own land.
How businesses can support Canada’s commitment
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation drives home the fact that while much has been done to address past oppression, much work still lies ahead. An organization’s commitment to this day, along with its overall DEI commitment support employee education and growth and works towards establishing a diverse workplace.
Wear Orange to support National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
“Every Child Matters” focuses on the effects of residential schools and the protection of children. Everyone is encouraged to wear orange on September 30 to honour those who endured residential schools and demonstrate their belief that “Every Child Matters.”