Sept 30th is a day to recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. It is also a day to honour Survivors, their families and Indigenous communities.
Here are things YOU can do to learn, reflect and support.
WEAR an orange shirt and read Phyllis Webstad's story to learn how Sept 30th became Orange Shirt Day.
READ books by Indigenous authors to understand the impact of residential schools. CBC rounds up 48 books here.
EDUCATE yourself in a FREE online program offered by the University of Alberta called Indigenous Canada.
READ the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to work towards repairing the harm caused by residential schools and move forward with reconciliation.
LISTEN and WATCH CBC's programming today.
DONATE to Indigenous organizations educating about residential schools and Indigenous Peoples, such as Reconciliation Canada, Indian Residential School Survivors Society, Legacy of Hope Foundation and Native Women's Association of Canada.
WATCH a selection of films from the National Film Board of Canada about the impact of residential schools.
SEARCH for local events in your community.