The Sisters of Charity Halifax Congregation will honour our Indigenous brothers and sisters on September 30, officially recognized as Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our office will be closed to commemorate this important day.

We respect the commemoration of this day as another step in truth and reconciliation, and an opportunity to reflect on the injustice of residential schools in Canada. We hear your pain, we see your trauma and we acknowledge the anguish residential schools inflicted on our Indigenous peoples; we weep along side you. We honour the victims, the survivors, the families and the communities. We pray for your healing journey in truth and reconciliation. We ask the Spirit to lead us as we stand in harmony to support a future of hope, love and partnership with you.

We encourage all Canadians to reflect on the somber, tragic events of residential schools in Canada. Commemorating victims and survivors, their families and communities, is an important action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and our collective future together.

“Loved and energized by the One who calls us, we hear the cries of those who suffer and trust the inspiration of the Spirit as we move forward together.”