September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day designated to honour the survivors of and the children who never returned home from residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of this tragic and painful history and the ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. 

The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service recognize the Government of Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as a paid day of leave for staff.