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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation – Resources for Businesses

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Significance

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The designation of this day is in response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and is meant to honour residential school survivors, their families, and indigenous communities.

It also ensures the ongoing recognition and commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools will remain a vital part of healing through the reconciliation process.

Is it a Statutory Holiday?

September 30th is a federal statutory holiday which means that only federal government organizations, federally regulated workplaces (e.g., banks, airlines, post office etc), and many crowned organizations will observe the statutory holiday.

In BC, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be a statutory holiday in 2022. However, public schools, post-secondary institutions, provincial government offices and many crown organizations will be closed.

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce's office will also be closed on September 30th, 2022 in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Richmond Chamber of Commerce recognizes that we are located on the traditional territory of Musqueam First Nation.

Resources, Learnings, and Community Events









Mental Health Support

1-866-925-4419 - Line for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada for the former residential school students.

24/7 Hope for Wellness Help Line - Indigenous peoples across Canada can call toll-free help line at 1-855-242-3310 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention or connect to the online chat.

 

 

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