How to take part in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Today is both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the grassroots Orange Shirt Day.

By honouring this day, Toronto Community Housing recognizes the ongoing trauma caused by residential and day schools, and remembers those who never returned home, survivors and their families. This day is an opportunity for you to learn more and continue your journey of truth, reconciliation and justice with First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples in Toronto and across Canada. It is also a time to focus on supporting the healing of Indigenous survivors.

Reconciliation is the responsibility of all of us. To reflect on your work toward reconciliation, you can attend community events open to the public, such as:

Sept. 26 to 30 

Truth and Reconciliation Week public events through the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 29 and 30

Toronto Council Fire Indigenous Legacy Gathering at Nathan Phillips Square

Sept. 30

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund present two events: a panel discussion at 1 p.m., "Indigenous Perspectives on the Pope's Apology" (Registration required); and "A Day to Listen" in partnership with more than 500 radio stations across Canada , to highlight Indigenous voices and stories

Sept. 30, 12 to 8 p.m.

For Indigenous community members only: ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency ceremony, feast and Moon Lodge Teachings; for more information, email or call 416-317-9141

Sept. 30, 12 p.m.

"Wisdom Weavers: Storytelling & Traditional Teachings," Anishnawbe Health Toronto via Facebook

Sept. 30, 8 p.m.

Free concert: "Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation: Tomson Highway, Rebecca Cuddy, Sarain Fox, and more," at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.)

Sept. 30 to Oct. 2

Forever Fest, a music and arts festival in support of the Legacy of Hope Foundation (Maple Leaf Forever Park, 62 Laing St.)

Oct. 1 

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto 25th Annual Community Pow Wow (Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St.)