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OTIP Group of Companies will close their offices on September 30 to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

On this day, we recognize the ongoing trauma caused by residential schools, and remember those who never returned home, survivors, as well as their families and communities. It is also an opportunity to commit to the process of truth, reconciliation and justice with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
 
Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
 
OTIP Group of Companies will close their offices on September 30 as we observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
 
We continue to be supportive of Indigenous initiatives that encourage truth and reconciliation, and urge our members, staff and partners to take this opportunity to learn about, and reflect on, our past and how we can meaningfully participate in reconciliation in Canada.
 
OTIP is honoured to offer $55,000 to Frontier College and $50,000 to Indspire for their Indigenous education programs and services. Although we can never undo the irreparable trauma caused by residential schools to all Indigenous people in Canada, we are committed to standing with them in solidarity, and as an ally in championing real and powerful change for future generations.
 
Our land acknowledgement.
 
Orange Shirt Day
 
Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30. 
 
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.  The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations. 
 
We invite all Canadians to wear orange shirts on September 30 to honour survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities.
 
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day and how you can participate, visit orangeshirtday.org.
 
Mental well-being resources and supports 
 
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation may be difficult, as many continue to reflect, heal and confront traumas. If you require support, the following resources are available:

For additional information and resources, visit the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation website.

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