From Canadian Heritage: September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, 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. The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.
To learn what non-indigenous people can do to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconconciliation, read this CTV post with Cindy Blackstock, director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society.
Additional information can be found on the Canadian Heritage site.
Sometime ago I watched this very moving documentary Canada’s Dark Secret produced by Al Jazeera