National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021

The Village of Lions Bay is Recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 14, 2021, Village of Lions Bay Council officially recognized September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools.

The Village will observe Thursday, September 30, 2021 as a statutory holiday and public day of commemoration and the office and services will be closed for the day.

In June 2021, the Federal Government, responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action Number 80 and announced that September 30 will be a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Please reflect on what each of us can do as individuals to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to recommit to understanding the truth of our shared history, to accept and learn from it and in doing so, help to create a better, more inclusive community.

Residents are encouraged to learn about Truth and Reconciliation through the resources available:

Important Dates

  • May 5 – National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
  • June 21 – National Day of Indigenous Peoples
  • September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day