Today, September 30th, 2022, marks the second National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. At ICBA, we recognize this day with reflection on the tragic parts of our nation’s past. We remember the terrible impacts of residential schools. We honour and lift up Indigenous individuals, families, and communities harmed.

Commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a critical part of Canada’s path toward reconciliation.

ICBA is fully committed to working through the business calls-to-action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We continue to develop relationships with Indigenous communities and add Indigenous content and resources to our benefits, training and advocacy programs.

Wherever you are today, we encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on the injustice done to Indigenous peoples and communities, and to take tangible action toward understanding, healing and reconciliation.