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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.

SAIT recognizes this federal stat annually with an institutional closure. Refer to the Important dates page to find out when it will be recognized.

Learning resources

We’ve created a list of online learning resources and support resources for those looking for more resources.

For adults

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Final Report National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Indigenous Ally Toolkit by The Calgary Foundation Gratitude for the Land booklist native-land.ca Indigenous languages Indigenous podcasts

For youth

Books for kids and young adults Films for kids 6-11 Films for young adults 12-14 Films for young adults 15+

Teaching and education resources

First Nations Child and Caring Society Teacher Resource Guide Residential School podcast series Legacy of Hope Foundation Calgary Public Library Indigenous Services National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba UCalgary Werklund Indigenous Education Resources Towards Reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action to Natural Scientists Working in Canada Orange Shirt Day 2021 Video National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day 2022 Video

Finding support

Organization Contact
Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society 24-hour crisis line
403.531.1972 or 403.531.1976
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) 403.297.1700
CCASA – Calgary Communities Against Sexual Assault 403.237.6905
Chinook Lodge (SAIT students) 403.210.4028
Distress Centre 403.266.HELP (4357)
Elbow River Healing Lodge 403.955.6600
Hope for Wellness Help Line and Chat 1.855.242.3310
National Indian Residential School Resolution Help Support Program 1.866.925.4419
Writing Symbols Lodge Wellness and Cultural Support
Addiction helpline Available 24/7
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 1.844.413.6649

Chinook Lodge Resource Centre

To learn more and connect with the Indigenous community at SAIT, visit the Chinook Lodge Resource Centre.

Chinook Lodge