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Ontario Commemorates Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge and learn more about the long-lasting impacts of the residential school system in Canada.

The painful legacy of Indian Residential schools has resulted in ongoing, intergenerational trauma for survivors, families and communities. This government has made funding available to ensure culturally appropriate, trauma-informed supports are available.

As we advance meaningful reconciliation, it is important that all Ontarians continue to deepen our collective understanding of the legacy of the Indian Residential School system, and listen and learn from the survivors and their families who have bravely shared their experiences.

We all have a role to play in building a more inclusive Ontario and we must continue to work together to eliminate hate, racism and discrimination in all its forms.

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day, a day to recognize residential school survivors and their families. Today, we honour the survivors and acknowledge the long-lasting legacy of residential schools still felt in Canada today. #OrangeShirtDay