We would like to acknowledge that Herzing College campuses are located in Ontario, Winnipeg and Montreal on the traditional land of Indigenous Peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and work on this land.
Herzing College is committed to partnering and moving forward with Indigenous Peoples 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 will be making donations to the following organizations:
- Native Women’s Resource Centre for Toronto
- Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
- Ka Ni Kanichihk
- The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal
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.
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.”
- Ottawa Public Library Resources
- National Arts Centre Reading List
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society
- National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
- Toronto Public Library Resources
- Winnipeg Public Library Resources
Watch or Listen
- A Day to Listen 2022
- Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022
- Remembering the Children: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Winnipeg events
- Metis Memories of Residential Schools: A Testament to the Strength of the Metis
- Reconciliation Run
- Montreal events
- Commemorative march hosted by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal
- Ottawa events
- Toronto events
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