National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Inspired by the story of residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad, people across Canada have commemorated September 30th as Orange Shirt Day for nearly a decade.
In 2021, the Federal Government passed legislation to mark September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

On this day, CUPE 2081 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 and we trust that all members of our community will be engaging in a day of reflection to honour the children who survived residential schools and remember those who did not.