National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Saturday, September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - a time for public commemoration of the tragic and painful history of residential schools in Canada and a time for learning and reflection.
In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are dedicating time for learning and reflection in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation(opens in a new tab) and Orange Shirt Day(opens in a new tab) and our offices and Client Care Centre will be closed on Monday, October 2.
Learning about reconciliation is an important part of our broader journey in advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OPB. We are committed to learning together throughout the year and to sharing information and resources to help support a more inclusive environment for our employees, clients and stakeholders.
The visual you see as part of this story was created for the Government of Canada. The circle at the centre represents being together in a spirit of reconciliation. The orange colour represents truth-telling and healing. The eagle represents First Nations, the narwhal represents Inuit, and the beaded flower represents Métis. To learn more about the meaning of this image, visit a detailed description (PDF)(opens in a new tab) on the Government of Canada's website.