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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day - September 30

On September 30, we wear orange shirts and set aside time to reflect on Canada's legacy of residential schools for Indigenous children.

For over 150 years, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation children were taken from their families and communities to attend residential schools, often located far away from their homes. More than 150,000 children attended such schools; many never returned. Many of Norwood's families have faced intergenerational trauma as a result of one or more family members' experiences at residential schools.