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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Recognition of the New “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”
Posted on 08/31/2021
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This past June, the federal government declared that September 30th would be recognized as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, “to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.”

One of Holy Spirit Catholic School Division’s priorities is to ensure “First Nations, Metis, and Inuit education for all.” We remain committed to infusing this knowledge into our curriculum throughout the school year. Also, as in past years, our schools will be participating in Orange Shirt Day / Every Child Matters events on September 29, 2021, which further provides opportunities to teach our students about the history and legacy of residential schools. This year, in alignment with the federal government's efforts to bring further light and time for reflection on the importance of Truth and Reconciliation in our communities, September 30, 2021 will be a non-operational day for the entire school division.  

The addition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be reflected in our school calendars and websites immediately. To view all of our division calendar, visit: https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/schools/school_calendars.
Blessings, Ken Sampson, Superintendent

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