Truth and Reconciliation - Resources for Business
Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A federal holiday which recognizes the ongoing impacts of residential schools on survivors, their families and communities, as part of the ongoing reconciliation process.
September 30th is a federal holiday, which means it is a stat holiday for those in federally-regulated industries (such as banks, ports, telecommunications) as well as federal government and crown organizations. In BC, September 30th will not be a statutory holiday in 2022, but public schools and post-secondary institutions will be closed, and government offices and many crown organizations will either be closed or operating at reduced capacity.
Occurring also on September 30th is Orange Shirt Day is grassroots day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools. For more information visit orangeshirtday.org
The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce encourages our business community to engage on this issue, and to explore learnings, resources, events and tools to participate in reconciliation.
Langley & Reconciliation
The Langleys are located the traditional territories of the Coast Salish People, including the traditional lands the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Máthekwi (Matsqui), and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations.