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OBIA Will Mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Friday, September 30, 2022 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To demonstrate our solidarity and commitment to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis, the OBIA office will be closed to mark this significant day.

What can we do?

Reconciliation is the responsibility of every Canadian. It means acknowledging the past and ensuring history never repeats itself by respecting Indigenous treaties and rights, and letting go of negative perceptions and stereotypes to work towards solidarity.

The day is intended to educate and remind Canadians about the history of residential schools, honour the victims and celebrate the survivors.

https://nctr.ca/ 
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html

Mental Health Resources and Supports

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation may be difficult, as many continue to reflect, heal and confront traumas. If you require support, the following resources are available:

  • Former residential school students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.

  • Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat.

 

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