National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Junior and Senior School students will observe the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30th. This is a national day to acknowledge the impacts and legacy of Canada's residential school system, and to support the ongoing process of reconciliation.

Please note that this is not a school holiday, and students will attend classes on this day. Students in Grades 5-12 will engage in learning about Indigenous issues, specifically the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, as a means of supporting the ongoing process of reconciliation. The School’s flag will fly at half-mast, recognizing this as a day of mourning.

As this is Orange Shirt Day, students are asked to wear an orange shirt or other orange clothing item to show their commitment to the process of reconciliation. To learn more, visit Students not wearing orange are expected to wear their uniforms.

There will be a special schedule in the Senior School, with classes shortened to allow for grade-based programming on Truth and Reconciliation in the afternoon. In the Junior School, academic and co-curricular programming will be focussed on learning more about Canada's Indigenous Peoples, past and present, and students will participate in a special assembly.

Event Type: 
Junior School, Senior School