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Remembering our past, moving towards healing



ITMP recognizes September 30th as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. This is a day to honour the healing journeys of residential school survivors and their families, hear the truth of their stories, and commit to keeping the process of reconciliation alive.


Understanding the trauma education systems have caused and continue to cause Indigenous communities, ITMP imagines a future where education can be a source of healing and building good relations. We will be taking this day to remember, reflect, raise awareness and be part of local events that bring our community together.


There are many events to commemorate the day, including:


If you are not familiar, we encourage you to learn more about Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day:

Or, further increase your awareness with:

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These topics can be difficult and complex, and invoke strong emotions. If you need support or find yourself in crisis, there are services available:

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Toll-Free: 1 (800) 721-0066, 24-hour: 1-866-925-4419

KUU-US Crisis Line 1 (800) 588-8717

Indigenous Wellness Program (604) 675-2551 or 1 (866) 884-0888

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1 (855) 242-3310


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EVERY CHILD MATTERS



Author: Basil Giannopoulos, Vice-Chief IT Administration

Photo Credits: Province of British Columbia, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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