Activities Commemorating the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Across the country, activities are being organized to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools We will be updating our activity and learning resources – bookmark this page.

Events Across the Province

BCEIA Webinar: Territorial Acknowledgement Training

Attendees will learn how to craft land acknowledgements that espouse genuine care and respect for the original peoples of Canada and the lands we inhabit. Proceeds support the BCEIA’s annual scholarship to an Indigenous student pursuing an education in environmental studies in British Columbia. LEARN MORE

Reconciliation Through Community, September 29, 2023; Vancouver, BC

2nd Annual Orange Shirt Day Pow Wow, September 29-30, 2023; Chilliwack, BC

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the SLCC, September 30, 2023; Whistler, BC

First Annual National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Fundraising Gala, September 30, 2023; Osoyoos, BC

Orange Shirt Day, September 27-30, 2023; Williams Lake, BC

Commemorative Gathering, September 29, 2023; Victoria, BC

QTS Orange Shirt Day/Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2023; Quesnel BC

First Nations Truth and Reconciliation Event – Canada, September 30, 2023; Surrey, BC

South Island Pow Wow, September 30, 2023; Victoria, BC

All My Relations: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2023; Coquitlam, BC

Truth and Reconciliation Gathering, September 30, 2023; Salmon Arm, BC

National Day for Truth & Reconcilation, September 30, 2023; Maple Ridge, BC

National Events


Illuminating Parliament Hill

To commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to honour the Survivors, their families and communities, buildings across Canada will be illuminated in orange from September 30 at 7:00 pm to sunrise October 1. This will include federal buildings such as the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.

Remembering The Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

APTN and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation present Remembering The Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023, a 90-minute commemorative gathering. The multilingual event will be broadcast live from Parliament Hill, starting at 12 h 30 pm (ET) on APTN. Consult APTN’s September 30 Program Guide.

Truth and Reconciliation Week

This bilingual educational program is open to all schools across Canada. All sessions will be held virtually, allowing classroom participation from across the country and the involvement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. From September 25-30, 2023. Registration

Indigenous Peoples-Led Virtual Activities

To find out more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations: