Trans Canada Trail Marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day dedicated to honouring survivors of former residential schools, the children who did not return home, and their families and communities.
As we reflect on the tragic legacy of former residential schools, and the past and present harm caused by colonization, we reaffirm Trans Canada Trail’s commitment to Indigenous Reconciliation and the responsibility we each have to the reconciliation process.
We recognize the ongoing work we must do. Trans Canada Trail is committed to developing meaningful, respectful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities, and to encouraging and supporting our Trail partners to do the same.
To honour this day, the Trans Canada Trail office will be closed while staff and board members participate in education and commemorative events. We encourage you to create your own opportunity for reflection and commemoration.
Indigenous Voices – Land Acknowledgment
Suggested events and resources
Live event: Remembering the Children: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and APTN will host a national live event from Ottawa
Government of Canada: Marking the 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Wear orange, and learn about Orange Shirt Day
Read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
Read more about Trans Canada Trail’s commitment to Indigenous Reconciliation here.
13 March, 2023