National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources

We would like to acknowledge that Herzing College campuses are located in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Montreal on the traditional land of Indigenous people. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and work on this land.

Herzing College is committed to partnering and moving forward with Indigenous people in the spirit of reconciliation.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

On September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Herzing College encourages all staff and students to reflect on the impacts of residential schools and honour the survivors, their families, and their communities.

This is an opportunity for Canadians to remember the children who never came home and engage in meaningful dialogue about the ongoing effects of this painful period in our history.

Herzing is committed to providing our staff and students with the support and resources needed to learn about truth and reconciliation and creating actionable steps that can be implemented within our campus and culture.

We have partnered with Dynacare to offer two scholarships to students from Indigenous communities. Herzing College will provide each student with a full scholarship covering the cost of tuition, and Dynacare will offer each student a $5,000 living expenses scholarship.

Review the TRC Calls to Action

Read through the 94 complete or summarized calls to action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission needed to move forward with reconciliation. Get up-to-date information on the status of each call to action on Beyond 94

Wear Orange 

On her first day as a student at a residential school, six-year old Phyllis Jack Webstad was stripped of her clothing and her new orange shirt was taken away. Orange Shirt Day was established to honour her story and recognize how the residential school system stole the cultural identities of generations of Indigenous children.

On September 30th, everyone is encouraged to wear an orange shirt, purchased from an Indigenous-owned business to help spread awareness and assert that “Every Child Matters.”

Learning Resources

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Support Indigenous-Owned Businesses

Research Indigenous-owned businesses in your local area that you can support. 


Are you Indigenous and in Need of Support? 

  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
  • Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266
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