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September 30th – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30th, 2022

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will once again be recognized as a statutory holiday in B.C. The B.C. Government has advised public sector employers that September 30 should again be observed as a statutory holiday in 2022 for employees who are normally entitled to federal and provincial statutory days.

For future years after 2022, the decision to establish a statutory holiday will be informed by the government’s ongoing engagement with residential school survivors, Indigenous partners and communities, followed by an engagement with stakeholders in key business sectors to understand the potential impacts, opportunities and mitigation measures should a new statutory day be created. This information is also posted on the B.C. Government website here.

The day celebrates the diverse cultures, resilience and contributions of Indigenous Peoples and commemorates the history and legacy of the residential school system. In recent years, September 30 has been known as Orange Shirt Day.

Visit the Indigenous Tourism BC website for further information:

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events throughout BC:

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