Today marks the beginning of Truth and Reconciliation Week. IUOE Local 793 will use this week as an opportunity to educate ourselves about the suffering caused by residential schools, amplify Indigenous voices and promote the concept of healing.
We stand with our Indigenous Brothers and Sisters by echoing their call that “Every Child Matters.”
Due to the heaviness of this week, please know there is a 24-hour National Residential School Crisis Line set up to provide support to survivors and can be accessed at 1-866-925-4419.
Sources: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: https://nctr.ca
Union of Ontario Indians: https://www.anishinabek.ca/