National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

On Wedneday, September 29, the Indigenous Initiatives Team lit and tended a Sacred Fire between 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM in recognition of Orange Shirt Day.

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the MYS office will close. Staff, residents, youth and families will join the rest of Canada in honouring Indigenous Children and Families impacted by the residential school system.

This isn't a passive holiday. Many of us will reflect, pray, meditate, and learn, keeping the memory of the many Indigenous children who never came home in our minds, honouring those in our lives today, nurturing the child within ourselves and acknowledging those who survived and were impacted.

There are a number of things we encourage staff, volunteers and the general public to do on this day. Wear an orange shirt. Watch Every Child Matters (free on You Tube or CBC Gem), or We Were Children. Or read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

There are also a number of in-person and virtual events being held throughout the city.

In-person Events

Virtual & Broadcasted Events