National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today September 30th, marks the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

A day for healing and reflection on the harmful legacy of colonialism in Canada, including the atrocities of the residential school system. Today many will also honour the resilience of those who survived unspeakable direct and intergenerational trauma.

The following are some of the support services available to those needing help on this difficult day:
Support services for Indian residential school survivors in B.C.:
Indian Residential School Survivors Society, phone: 1 800 721-0066 or 604 985-4464
Tsow-Tun Le Lum for Indigenous peoples in B.C., phone: 1 888 403-3123
The Métis Crisis Line for Métis people in B.C., available 24 hours a day at 1 833 638-4722
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a 24-hour, provincewide Indigenous crisis line for Indigenous peoples in B.C.
Adults, call 250 723-4050
Children and youth, call 250 723-2040. Toll-free: 1 800 588-8717
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line for Indigenous people across Canada: Phone toll-free 1 855 242-3310 or chat online: www.hopeforwellness.ca/
24-Hour National Crisis Line for residential school survivors and others affected: 1 866 925-4419
Orange Commemorative T- Shirts can be purchased at Oyster Bay Husky and Esso stations north of Ladysmith
Orange Commemorative T- Shirts can be purchased at Oyster Bay Husky and Esso stations north of Ladysmith

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