September 30 is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The 30th is also known as Orange Shirt Day, which grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first day at residential school.
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is observing National Truth and Reconciliation Day by closing its offices and encouraging its staff and community to honour the day by wearing orange shirts and through personal awareness, education or events in their communities.
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The Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of the ongoing impacts of the residential school system. Call 1-866-925-4419.
To find supports for residential school survivors and their families, visit the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
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