RDKS offices to close Sept. 30 for first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Posted on 09/28/2021
Canada's new statutory holiday is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made public its final report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system. There were 94 Calls to Action. Call to Action #80 called upon the federal government to establish a statutory holiday, A National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

In consultation with Canada’s indigenous people, September 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, was declared to be that day. An important step in the reconciliation process, this day provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour survivors, their families and communities.

RDKS offices will also be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 to allow staff to observe this important day of reflection and commemoration. The RDKS is committed to listening, learning, and taking steps towards better relationships and partnerships with the First Nations on whose traditional territories we do our work.

More information regarding Truth and Reconciliation can be found here: