National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 1, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June, the Government of Canada passed legislation to establish a new federal statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which will fall on September 30th of each year. Similarly, in August, the Province of B.C. formally established the same provincial statutory holiday.

The North Coast Regional District (NCRD) applauds the federal and provincial governments for establishing this statutory holiday to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors and their families and communities to ensure that public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The NCRD continues to build strong and meaningful relationships with its First Nations partners and is fully committed to truth and reconciliation. With this in mind, the Board has resolved to formally acknowledge September 30th as a day for truth and reconciliation throughout the region.

NCRD facilities will be closed, annually, in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. As you may be aware, since 2013, September 30th has been Orange Shirt Day. This year, we encourage community members to participate in Orange Shirt Day while honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

 “We are located on the traditional territory of the Haida and Tsimshian and we benefit from the rich First Nations cultures that we are surrounded by. We will continue to prioritize building relationships with First Nations governments in the region and support truth and reconciliation efforts.” – Barry Pages, Chair, North Coast Regional District



For more information on this news release contact Daniel Fish, Chief Administrative Officer for the North Coast Regional District at 250.624.2002, extension 8 or email