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Township of Essa > Local Government > Proclamations

​​​​​​​​​​Proclamations​​


The followi​ng was proclaimed by Council of the Tow​​nship of Essa:

​National D​​​​ay for Truth and Reconciliation 

September 30, 2022


(Flag Rais​ing Ceremony at Administration Centre on September 30th-9:00 ​a.m.)

Resolution No.CR169-2021Moved by:KiezebrinkSeconded by:Sander

WHEREAS the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report on June 2, 2015, which included 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation; and
WHEREAS the recent discoveries of remains and unmarked graves across Canada have led to increased calls for all levels of government to address the recommendations in the TRC's Calls to Action; and
WHEREAS all Canadians and all orders of government have a role to play in reconciliation; and
WHEREAS Recommendation #80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holid​ay, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process; and
WHEREAS the Federal Government has announced September 30th, 2021, as the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day) and a statutory holiday;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Township of Essa of does hereby commit to recognizing September 30th, 2021, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day) by sharing the stories of residential school survivors, their families, and communities.

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