MHCA recognizes the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, which takes place on Saturday, September 30. As a result, our office will be closed Monday, October 2.
The Indian Residential School system was established to assimilate First Nations children, breaking their connection with language, culture and consequently, their families and communities. Operating between 1831 and 1996, the schools became incubators of disease, sometimes fatal, and widespread abuses. The IRS legacy is well-documented and continues today, seen in high rates among Indigenous populations of chronic disease, unemployment, homelessness and addictions.
Since 2021, September 30 has been set aside as a day to understand the truth, take action on reconciliation and come together as a country to repair relations.
Click here to see how you can participate this week and on September 30.
Should you need assistance October 2 with workplace safety and health, please call your safety advisor.