As part of the Truth and Reconciliation Week happening from September 27 to October 1 - September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be recognized in all of our elementary and secondary schools, as well as among Board Office staff. Each site will be recognizing the day in different formats, however, a number of resources have been provided to support educators and principals in making this a day of meaningful learning about Truth and Reconciliation, our responsibilities, and our path forward with Indigenous peoples. Every one of us has a responsibility to reflect upon our role in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples by educating ourselves on the Indigenous history, cultures, the legacy of systemic discrimination and the residential school system and their ongoing impacts on First Nation, Métis and Inuit children, families and communities.
All students and staff are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people on September 30.
In addition to the learning opportunities that will be provided, flags across the School board and on all Ontario government buildings will be flown at half-mast in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.