What’s closed on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Brampton

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Published September 28, 2022 at 11:48 am

Canada’s second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada is this Friday (Sept. 30) and some Brampton services will be closed.

Also known as Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal holiday and a chance for reflection on the tragic impact of Canada’s residential schools on Indigenous families and nations.

It is also an opportunity to remember the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples who died under the residential school system while lost and honour the survivors, their families and communities.

Here’s what’s closed in Brampton on Friday (Sept. 30):

  • All City facilities
  • Canada Post offices
  • Banks
  • All federal public service workers in Ontario have Friday off

Brampton Transit services will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

All essential and critical services including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will operate as usual.

The City is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by raising the Every Child Matters flag from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30 for Truth and Reconciliation Week.

Flags at City Hall will be lowered to half-mast on Friday.

The City will also host a vigil at the Rose Theatre for an evening of commemoration and conversation to remember, reflect and commit to truth and reconciliation. 

The candlelight vigil will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 30 and will feature remarks by Chief Laforme and a keynote speech by Canadian lawyer and former MP Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was expelled from the Liberal caucus during the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Wilson-Raybould is set to release a new book in November titled True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change.

The candlelight vigil will be free for all guests, but attendees are required to reserve tickets to attend.

For more information visit www.brampton.ca/events.

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