September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Memorial Society recognizes the importance of honouring the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
For more information:
The Truth and Reconciliation Report of Canada: Calls to Action
UBC’s “6 Ways to Deepen your understanding of Indian Residential School History”
The Memorial Society of BC respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the traditional territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.