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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

With the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation taking place on September 30, we join everyone honouring the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. In recognition of the event, BCNPHA’s offices will be closed on October 2.

As an employer and an organization with an advocacy and education mandate, BCNPHA is committed to reconciliation. We are encouraging our staff and everyone else to take some time on September 30 to attend a local event, wear orange or find a meaningful opportunity for personal learning and reflection.

If you are a Survivor and need assistance, the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1–866-925-4419.

Below is a list of events and resources. Please email if there is something we should add.

Events in BC



Maple Ridge

Metro Vancouver


New Westminster

Prince George






Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada calls to action

Canadian Museum of Human Rights Truth and Reconciliation (permanent exhibition)

Witness Blanket – explore the voices of Survivors who share their experiences

IndigiNews – published stories from Alphonse Little Poplar (Link 1) (Link 2)

Bones of Crows (film coming to CBC)

21 Things You May not Know about the Indian Act (book)

Finding Cleo (podcast)

Indian Horse (book)

Government of Canada website

Government of BC web page

BCNPHA web page on reconciliation and decolonization

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