National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Book covers with the words "National Day for Truth and Reconciliation"
Friday, September 30th, 2022, marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, created in response to Action 80 of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Actions.

September 30th has also been recognized for many years as Orange Shirt Day to acknowledge the atrocities and harm experienced by those who attended residential schools. We wear orange to honour the survivors and their families, to recognize their experiences, and to remember the children lost.   

The University of Ottawa Library has many titles, both in print and online, on topics of Residential Schools, Truth and Reconciliation, as well as stories and experiences of Indigenous peoples.  

On this day and throughout the year, we encourage you to take the time to listen, learn and reflect.  Below we have compiled a few resources to get started. For print books, you can borrow them from our display at the Morisset Library on the first floor from September 26th until October 3rd.  



Films (Online)

Truth and Reconciliation - Other resources