Regina Chamber Observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
T Thursday, September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, a statutory holiday for federal employees.
At the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce we strongly believe that this is an important first step in healing the tragic scars inflicted to the innocent children living at the residential schools.
To acknowledge and honour the survivors, their families and all communities grieving, we will, like the City of Regina, also recognize September 30th as an annual statutory holiday.
We encourage everyone to take time to reflect, listen, learn and understand the harms caused by the residential school system and how we can play a positive role in the healing process.
For those who need support, a national Residential School Survivor Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-866-925-4419. For non-Indigenous people, Crisis Services Canada is available to help: 1-833-456-4566.
We are committed to ongoing reflection and education and will continue to consult educational resources and Indigenous-led organizations and communities to deepen our understanding of the legacy of residential schools.
We have compiled a number of resourcesher e if you would like to join us on this journey.