National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The Government of Canada recently passed legislation declaring September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This day provides an opportunity for us to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. It is also a day to honour and remember the survivors, their families, and communities who continue to bear witness to these tragedies.
The Municipality of North Grenville is committed to a meaningful reconciliation process, which will include engagement of the Indigenous community to better understand the actions that need to be taken. As a first step, all Staff and members of Council are taking part in Indigenous Awareness Training.
On September 30th at 12:00pm, Council will raise the Every Child Matters Flag. Indigenous leaders, members of the public, students, families and Municipal Staff are warmly invited to attend this public event. Please wear a mask.Indigenous community members who wish to have a particular presence at the event are encouraged to reach out and contact at . The flag will continue to fly in place of the North Grenville flag until the end of October.