Town of Riverview / News / Town observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30
Orange vinyl banner that reads 'Every Child Matters' hangs on the mezzanine in Riverview Town Hall. It is marked with dozens of black signature.

Town observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sept. 30

On September 30, 2021, the Town of Riverview will observe Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by closing municipal offices and most non-essential services.  
As an employer, we are encouraging non-Indigenous staff to make this day about learning and reflection on the Indigenous experience. We are also providing additional training and professional development for Town employees based on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. This training will include understanding the residential school system, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights as well as Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. 
The Town’s orange ‘Every Child Matters’ banner, which was signed by more than 100 residents on Canada Day and is now displayed at Riverview Town Hall, signifies the community’s pledge to self-educate and reflect on the TRC’s 94 calls to action.  

“Our Council is committed to building a safe and inclusive community and taking necessary action toward reconciliation,” said Mayor Andrew J. LeBlanc. “We invite the public to continue participating in personal acts of reconciliation and have provided resources to support that learning on Townofriverview.ca.” 

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. We encourage residents to wear orange to raise awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools, and to honour the thousands of survivors.

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