September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Take part in this historic national holiday by participating in local events

Find an event focused on education, healing, truth and reconciliation in your community and across Simcoe Muskoka:

In-person and virtual events are listed below. In-person events are also included in the interactive map above.

If you are aware of any events that should be added to our list, please contact us with details.


Lunch and Learn: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 27, 12:00-1:00pm)

Sacred Fire and Sharing Circle (Sunrise – Sunset) (Sept. 30, 6:45am)

Truth & Reconciliation Community Event (Sept. 30, 3:00pm – 6:00pm)

Lunch and Learn: The 60’s Scoop (Oct. 16, 12:00 – 1:00pm)

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Ceremony and Flag Raising (Sept. 30 @ 10:00am)

Prayer and Smudge, Children’s Story Time and Storyboard Walk (Sept. 30 @ 7:00pm)


Various Truth and Reconciliation events, including Orange Shirt Day (Sept. 26 – Oct. 22)

Birth of a Family Documentary Screening and Community Conversation (Sept. 28, 7:00 – 9:30pm)


Truth and Reconciliation Healing Circle, Awen’ Gathering Place (Sept. 26, 2:00-3:00pm)

Flag raising – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 29 @ 4:00pm)

Indigenous Healing Circle and Building Relationships Awen’ Gathering Place (Sept. 30, 5:30-8:00pm)


Reconciliation and Me: Online Programming through the Huntsville Public Library. The community will have access to watch educational content created by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Programming will be released daily Sept. 26-30, 2022.

Orange Shirt Day March and Gathering (Sept. 30 @ 1:00pm)


Truth & ReconciliACTION Day CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre (Sept 30 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Virtual Events

Honouring our Learning Path Towards Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 26, 12:00-1:00pm)

Online with Barrie Public Library: In Focus: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Sept. 30, 10:00am – 10:30am)

Truth and Reconciliation Week with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (Daily events from Sept. 26 – 30 – Registration is required)