Statement on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The College would like to humbly acknowledge and reflect on Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which commemorates the history and ongoing trauma of Canada’s colonial past and residential school system. The College is also commemorating Orange Shirt Day, which honours the Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools.
The discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops earlier this year highlights how much the College still has to learn about the impact of Canada’s colonial past. It further highlights how much the College still has to do to fulfill the commitment of addressing Indigenous-specific racism in the health-care system.
Read the full statement.