COTBC Observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30, 2021, will mark Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation “to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve.”

The September 30 date is also observed as Orange Shirt Day, promoting recognition of the colonial legacy of residential schools and commitment to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

Our office will be closed on September 30 in observation of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day, staff will gather together to learn more about the tragic and painful history of residential schools and their ongoing impacts.

We encourage registrants to learn more about Cultural Safety and Humility. Visit BC Health Regulators’ website for a list of key learning resources.