Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Menno Place will recognize September 30th as a Statutory Holiday.
As a Christian faith-based organization, we believe in a God who reconciles us to Himself and to one another. We value this opportunity to reflect, learn, and seek healing together as a nation.
Here are a few helpful resources to get you started:
Learn more about Residential School History
Watch first-person stories of survivors
Four Ways the Church Can Observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Approaching Truth and Reconciliation with Love in Our Hearts, the MB Herald’s conversation with John Johnstone of the Leq’á:mel First Nation