Truth and Reconciliation Resources
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a time for transparent education and to think deeply about reconciliation. It is an opportunity for Canadians to recognize and reflect on the lasting impact of our country’s colonial history. This date is also Orange Shirt Day, a time to reflect on the injustices of the residential school experience, as well as honour those who didn’t make it home, the survivors and their families.
In 2022, SAIT cancelled classes and encouraged students and employees to spend the day learning and participating in events on campus and throughout Calgary. SAIT hosted a discussion panel featuring students, employees and Indigenous community members to explore the necessity of truth and reconciliation. Watch the recording on SAIT’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Training page.
For those looking for more resources, we’ve created a list of online learning resources, as well as support resources.
For adultsTruth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
Teaching and education resourcesFirst Nations Child and Caring Society
Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society
24-hour crisis line
403.531.1972 or 403.531.1976
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
CCASA – Calgary Communities Against Sexual Assault
Elbow River Healing Lodge
Hope for Wellness Help Line and Chat
Urgent care for mental health
Sheldon Chumir: 1213 4 Street SW
South Calgary Health Centre: 31 Sunpark Plaza SE
Kids Help Phone
Text CONNECT to 686868
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Support Line