BRAMPTON – Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton in recognizing Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 30, 2022.
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation seeks to understand the impact and intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and nations, and to honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis lives who were lost and the survivors, their families and communities who have been affected by this injustice. All City facilities will be closed and Transit services will operate on a regular weekday schedule, encouraging all employees and residents to participate in the opportunity to reflect, observe and take part in City and community activities.
The City will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day through raising the Every Child Matters flag from September 26 to 30 for Truth and Reconciliation Week, and the City will proclaim September 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On September 30, flags at City Hall will be lowered to half-mast.
Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton at the Rose Theatre on September 30 for an evening of commemoration and conversation to remember, reflect and commit to truth and reconciliation. A candlelight vigil will begin at 5 pm and Indigenous learning featuring remarks by Chief Laforme and a keynote speech by Jody Wilson-Raybould will begin at 7 pm. For more information and to secure your free ticket to attend, visit www.brampton.ca/events.
The City of Brampton also invites community groups and leaders to submit their September 30 programming events to Brampton’s Events Calendar.
“As we recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day on September 30, the City of Brampton recommits to undertaking meaningful action that moves us towards greater accountability and towards achieving Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and their nations. Our City, community, and country have continued work to do to understand the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused Indigenous families and communities. I encourage everyone to take part in programming on September 30, and to reflect, remember, and honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis lives who were lost and the survivors, their families and communities who have been affected by these injustices.” – Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton