2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Thank you for taking part in the 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  We encourage you to continue to explore ways to put reconciliation into action.

Wearing an orange shirt symbolizes the harm done to residential school students and their families and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. By acknowledging and understanding the truth of the past, we can take steps to move forward towards reconciliation.

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 for many years, to recognize the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 after a Residential School Survivor spoke about having the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her taken away on her first day of school when she was 6 years old. Read her story here.

In 2021, Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. AHS will be commemorating the day with reflective sessions on Friday, September 29. We encourage everyone to honour September 30 as a day of personal reflection or to take part in events in your community.

Wearing an orange shirt symbolizes the harm done to residential school students and their families and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. By acknowledging and understanding the truth of the past, we can take steps to move forward towards reconciliation.

AHS has been commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 for many years, to recognize the history and truthful impacts of residential schools in Alberta. The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 after a Residential School Survivor spoke about having the orange shirt her grandmother bought for her taken away on her first day of school when she was 6 years old. Read her story here.

In 2021, Orange Shirt Day became the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. AHS will be commemorating the day with reflective sessions on Friday, September 29. We encourage everyone to honour September 30 as a day of personal reflection or to take part in events in your community.

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National Day of Truth & Reconciliation Events

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On September 30, we remember that every child matters and make a commitment to honour residential school survivors. We invite you to share how you and your community will be commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Add a pin on your community and share what events will be taking place to honour this day.

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