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:

Please note that some events may be virtual or may switch to a virtual setting based on weather and public health recommendations. For events that are being held across the country or a large region, we have included them with those on the map in the list below:


Barrie – Orange Shirt Day Community Event (Sept 30, 10:30am – 4:00pm)

Bradford – Flag raising, blessing and smudging ceremony (Sept 30 @10:00am)

Collingwood – Every Child Matters flag raising (Sept 30 @11:00am)

Huntsville – Truth & Reconciliation Week events, including Orange Shirt Day (Sept 27 – Oct 1)

InnisfilIntergenerational Storytelling (Sept 30 @ 5:30pm)

Midland (CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre) – Truth & ReconciliACTION Day (Sept 30 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Please contact Tonya at 705-527-4154 x7232)

Midland – Virtual Indigenous Study Group (Thursdays, Sept – March)

Orillia – Truth & Reconciliation events, including Orange Shirt Day (Sept 27 – Oct 8)

Rama – Binoojiinyag Gaa-bi-giiwejig – The Children Who Came Home. Ceremonial opening of the Commemorative Pathway and screen of a 60s Scoop film. (Sept 30 @ 10:00am)

Wasaga Beach – Healing & Reconciliation for Indigenous Wellness (Sept 28 @ 6:30pm)