On the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and in recognition of Orange Shirt Day, join PIPSC in supporting residential school survivors, and making an impact for truth and reconciliation.
On September 30, we will raise a flag at our National Office in support of survivors of residential schools. It’s our duty as public service professionals to recognize the genocide and intergenerational trauma caused by residential schools, and to take action to correct historical wrongdoings.
September 30 is also known as Orange Shirt Day in honour of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her orange shirt removed upon arrival at a residential school.
Together, let’s commit to promoting Indigenous culture, supporting Indigenous artists, revitalizing Indigenous languages, and supporting Indigenous community organizations.
We’re encouraging members to make a donation to an Indigenous organization or charity of your support. Pledge your donation to support Truth and Reconciliation. For those that make a pledge, we’ll suggest some charities and thank you with a small token of appreciation. PIPSC will also make an important donation to show our support of Indigenous communities fighting for Truth and Reconciliation.
Join a local event for September 30
- Ottawa “Remember Me” event
- Winnipeg WAG-Qaumajuq special programming
- Tk'emlups (Kamloops)
- Halifax Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre
- Toronto events
Support language revitalization
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for a dozen actions related to Indigenous language promotion and support. Celebrate Indigenous languages by learning the basics of at least one of the 70 Indigenous languages present in Canada.
Pledge a donation now
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