For many this holiday marks a time for celebration and relaxation. For others, especially Indigenous peoples, it symbolizes a painful past. It is important to realize that Canada Day does not represent the same thing and history for everyone. While opinions may differ on what Canada Day represents, mutual respect and a willingness to learn can allow us to appreciate and understand each other’s perspectives so that we all grow together as a country.

Vector graphic with red maple leaf and IUOE Local 793 logo that reads, 'Lets learn, understand, and reflect as we celebrate. Happy Canada Day