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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Earlier this week United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) held a special event in commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. UWCC staff across Turtle Island came together virtually for this opportunity to reflect and learn from the stories and perspectives of two Indigenous leaders. September 30, 2021, was the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which coincides with Orange Shirt Day. Many schools and workplaces are holding events this week, taking the opportunity to reflect on the tragic legacy of residential schools, missing children, broken families, and generational trauma that remains. As a country, we have a long journey ahead, having only crossed off 13 of the 94 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations. While we encourage everyone to wear an Orange Shirt, as a symbol and reminder of the harm done to so many helpless children, we are called to do more. We are called to consider, “What am I actively doing towards reparations?”

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