August 13, 2021
NATIONAL DAY FOR
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
On August 3, 2021 the provincial government formally recognized September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The statutory holiday will commemorate the legacy of residential schools and allow Canadians to honour survivors and their communities.
Considerable work needs to be done in Canada on the path toward reconciliation. As a country committed to inclusion, erasing racism and living in unity we can all do our part in acknowledging the tragic history of residential schools and mark a path for healing by showing understanding and awareness.
On Thursday, September 30, 2021 the BCFMWU office will be closed to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage you to take time on this day to learn about the roles our institutions played in the residential school system, explore histories of our Indigenous peoples and support healing in the communities.
If you have any questions about how the statutory holiday will affect your workplace please contact your Local President or a shop steward.
To view as a pdf: Bulletin #51 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation