September 30: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

The Canadian Parliament recently enacted legislation establishing September 30th as Truth and Reconciliation Day. It is a day set aside for all Canadians to reflect on and honour the legacy of residential schools.

YWCA Edmonton will mark the day by hosting a morning workshop for our staff, with special guest speaker Stephanie Harpe, a local Indigenous activist and MMIWG survivor. Staff will be given the remainder of the day off to honour the day in whichever way is most meaningful to them.

Whether you are using the day to reflect privately or by participating in a group event, we’ve compiled a resource list that may be a helpful reference for your personal Truth & Reconciliation journey. From videos to podcasts to various reading lists and courses, there are many resources available to help you learn more about national Truth & Reconciliation Day.

YWCA Edmonton Power Lunch Series Videos:


Online Courses:


For Younger Readers:


Additional Resources:

Indigenous Makers:

YWCA Canada Suggested Resources: