Written by
Lisa Lalande
Chief Executive Officer
Century Initiative

Statement: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021

Today we mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as Orange Shirt Day, honouring survivors and reflecting on Canada’s past, present, and the future we wish to build.  As Canadians, we must ensure that the tragic history of residential schools is never forgotten, and that we learn from our history and its ongoing consequences for Indigenous Peoples so that we can build a better tomorrow.

At Century Initiative we are committed to a bigger, bolder Canada. That means a Canada that is growing well into the future and building sustainable and shared prosperity. That also means a Canada that is built on a new foundation of reconciliation to carry us through this century and beyond. There is much to be done. Today we re-commit to working together to build a more inclusive Canada for all who call these lands their home.