New Federal statutory holiday recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 9, 2021

On June 3, 2021 Bill C5 received royal assent and the provisions come into force on August 3, 2021 allowing for the observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

A newly created federal statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to be observed on September 30. As one of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015, the federal government, in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples were called upon to establish a statutory holiday to honor Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will become a standard statutory holiday and municipal facilities will be closed to the public. We appreciate your understanding and we will be open to serve you on Friday, October 1.

If you wish to know more about the calls to action, please visit Truth and Reconciliation calls to action.

We encourage everyone to use this day to learn, listen and reflect on our shared history and its impacts on Indigenous peoples.