National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 2022
Today marks the second observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a solemn day to reflect on the legacy of Canada’s residential school system, the lives that were lost or forever scarred by it, and the intergenerational trauma that remains with us to this day.
True reconciliation is one of Canada’s most vital national endeavours. As Ontario’s teaching regulator, our ongoing commitment to this work is rooted in principles of anti-oppression, equality, and inclusion that are infused into how we shape and provide for initial and continuing teacher education programs, as well as our advice to members on professional practice and educational leadership.
The establishment of this statutory holiday can be found among the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action. We encourage all Canadians to take today as an opportunity to re-familiarize themselves with each of them and join us in supporting the collective work required to further their implementation in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect.