The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30, 2021.

every child matters logoThe day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day- an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours and remembers the experiences and loss of the thousands of children who were stolen from their families and placed in residential schools.

Below are a list of resources that provide more information about the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day:


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation -

Orange Shirt Day

Teacher Resources for Orange Shirt Day

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

NCTR-Archives and Collections

Read Phyllis’ Story, the original orange shirt here.

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Orange Shirt Day on cloudLibrary