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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be enshrined in B.C. law to honour the strength and resilience of residential school survivors and remember the children who never came home.

This new provincial statutory day of commemoration responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action No. 80, which called on the federal government to establish a holiday to honour survivors, their families, and communities. If passed, British Columbia will join Canada, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon as jurisdictions that have designated Sept. 30 as a statutory holiday.

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For more information about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, visit.

Read the federal government’s initiative here.

Learn more about obligations for employers.