The Township of King recognizes the importance of truth and reconciliation with indigenous people in Canada and taking time to reflect on the country’s history of Indian Residential Schools.
The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Accordingly, King Township staff will be offline on Thursday, September 30. Staff will return to normal working hours on Friday, October 1. For urgent matters, please contact our 24/7 after hours service at 905-833-5321.
King staff are also recognizing the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation by taking an intensive training course for better awareness and understanding.
In solidarity with the efforts of the Indigenous Residential School Survivors Society of British Columbia, the Township encourages you to take part in wearing an orange shirt on September 30th. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.