A legislation was recently introduced by the Government of Canada to establish September 30 as the National Day of Truth & Reconciliation. This is a federal holiday that provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, and for Canada to honour its commitment to reconciliation.
September 30 is also Orange Shirt Day, a day to wear an orange shirt as a way to remember the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, whose orange shirt was taken away from her when she was sent to a residential school at age six. The date was chosen because this was the time of year children were taken from their homes and placed in residential schools.
The college and all SA offices are closed today.