September 30 is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The statutory holiday was established as one of the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up to examine the abuses of the residential school system.
IDIBC will be closed on Thursday, September 30 to show our commitment to truth and reconciliation and healing. This is a day of learning, listening, commemoration, and reflection. An opportunity to consider what each of us can do as individuals to advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and understand the truth of our shared history to help to create a better, more inclusive society.
Information on IDIBC’s commitments to operate as a socially responsible organization and provide a positive influence in our communities can be found under IDIBC Initiatives.
Additional Truth and Reconciliation resources:
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada webpage
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission Findings
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission Education
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice
- B.C’s Draft Action Plan on the implementation of the B.C. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act