Public service announcement

Sept. 30 marks Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day, the Town of Milton will honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Flags at Town facilities will be lowered to half-mast in remembrance of the children who never returned home.

Sept. 30 also marks Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led day raising awareness of the very tragic legacy of residential schools. It is a day of reflection, listening, learning and growing. The Town encourages all residents to wear orange to raise awareness and to honour the Survivors.

Residents may also participate in a Walk to Remember the Children led by Grandmother’s Voice:  

For First Nation, Metis and Inuit community members in Milton, this day may further signal pain or distress. The residential school crisis line is available 24/7 at 1-866-925-4419 and the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868.

The Town of Milton encourages everyone to do their part to commemorate truth and reconciliation, recognize Canada’s tragic and painful history towards our Indigenous Peoples, and honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Every Child Matters.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Mark Taylor
Manager, Strategic Communications
289-971-7681
Email Communications Staff