September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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September 30th, is an important step in the reconciliation process, providing the invitation for our communities to acknowledge our country’s history of systemic racism, recognize and commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools, the missing children and to honour their survivors, their families, and communities.

As a community-based organization, United Way Simcoe Muskoka is committed to Indigenous reconciliation. We acknowledge our Indigenous staff and volunteers across the network, we recognize the intergenerational trauma resulting from colonialism and the residential school system, and we hold space for you on your healing journey.

Please click on this link United Way Centraides’ Commitment to Reconciliation to learn more.

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


Film screening of Indian Horse (Sept. 26, 6:00 – 9:00pm)

Lunch and Learn: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 27, 12:30-1:00pm)

Movie presentation of the film Jordan River Anderson (Sept. 30, 1:30 – 3:00pm)


Various Truth and Reconciliation events, including Orange Shirt Day

Truth and Reconciliation Community Event at the Orillia Opera House (Sept. 30, 1:00 – 3:00pm)


An evening of learning and taking an in depth look at Canada’s history with Inuit (Sept. 30, 6:00-8:00pm)


Join a Journey Begins to recognize the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Sept. 30)


Birth of a Family Documentary Screening and Community Conversation (Sept. 26, 6:30 – 9:30pm)

Participate in an opportunity for learning and reflection at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. (Sept. 30, 10:00am-5:00pm)

Individual Learning

Nationally – Remembering the Children and Orange Shirt Day National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Provincially – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: 92 Calls to Action