National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Sep 29, 2021 | News

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit and intent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, we acknowledge the traditional Indigenous territories on which we gather — which is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and within the lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850, and used by the members of Nipissing First Nation.

The North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce is committed to building relationships with First Nations. We recognize their historic connection to the land and shaping and strengthening this community.


September 30th is the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools.

Canada’s recovery cannot be complete without reconciliation with our Indigenous peoples. That is why we will be taking time to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. This day provides an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and commemorate the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools.

On September 30, we encourage members to join us in reflection and in recognition of the trauma that residential school survivors bear and in promoting good relationships and economic reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

What can you do on this day to show your support?

  • Set aside time for reflection
  • Take time to learn more about Indigenous culture, residential schools and reconciliation
  • Wear orange
  • Lighting up the exterior of your building orange
  • Taking to social media to show how you are commemorating the day honouring survivors and reconciling with our Indigenous neighbours and friends.

Let’s do our part to educate, listen, reflect and continue to reconcile on this day, and every day.


There are many resources available for both survivors and Canadians. It is important that we take the time to learn and reflect on this day and move forward together.  For those who need support, a national Residential School Survivor Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-866-925-4419. For non-Indigenous people, Crisis Services Canada is available to help: 1-833-456-4566.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation 
At the NCTR, survivors, their families, educators, researchers and the public can examine the residential school system more deeply with the goal of fostering reconciliation and healing.Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Reports 
Read the TRC’s 94 calls to action, final report and more.

The Reconciliation: A Starting Point mobile app is a reference tool for learning about First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, including key historical events and examples of reconciliation initiatives. Users will learn why reconciliation matters and what public servants need to know and do to advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

The content of this app was created and compiled by the Canada School of Public Service, with contributions from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from across the federal government and technical expertise from National Defence’s Canadian ADL Lab on the app development. Search for Indigenous Reconciliation wherever you download your apps.