September 30th, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Take time to remember the ongoing and intergenerational impacts of the Indian Residential School System and all Indigenous child apprehension programs.

We also encourage everyone to take concrete action towards further awareness, accountability, and healing.

  • Take part in local gatherings and marches.
  • Learn about the territories in which you live.
  • Apply the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 ‘calls to action’ in your schools, workplaces, and organizations.
  • Donate to Indigenous-led grassroots initiatives.

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of residential schools. Support is available at 1-866-925-4419.

The 24/7 Hope for Wellness Help Line is available for Indigenous people seeking counselling and crisis intervention. Call toll-free at 1-855-242-3310

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events
Ottawa Event: Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation Week
Orange Shirt Day

IndigenARTSY – Donate for Awareness and Healing

Indigenous Film
The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
NFB Indigenous Film Catalogue