Proclamation - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day) - September 30, 2021

September 30, 2021
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Council
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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 holiday, 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, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM September 30th, 2021, as the “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day)” in the Town of Collingwood. 
 
Dated this 30th day of September, 2021