National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Observance
Date: Sep. 30, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Sheridan is committed to reconciliation and ensuring the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. Following the recently passed federal legislation to make September 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Sheridan will observe the day with various programming and resources.
This day honours the survivors, families and communities impacted by residential schools and the continued trauma faced by Indigenous communities throughout the country.
All members of the Sheridan community are invited to join our virtual observance, taking place on Thursday, September 30 from 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. The event will be held on Hopin.
Please click here to register on Hopin.
Sheridan’s commemoration will include remarks by President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Janet Morrison, His Worship, Rob Burton, Mayor of Oakville, and a special address by Indigenous Reconciliation speaker, Waneek Horn-Miller.
Following her address, Ms. Horn-Miller will join Dr. Morrison for a discussion about the role of postsecondary education in advancing Truth and Reconciliation, moderated by Sheridan’s Director of Indigenous Engagement, Elijah Williams.
While classes and business operations will proceed as scheduled, Sheridan encourages all employees and students to take time on September 30 to reflect on the role they play in reconciliation and to learn more about Indigenous communities and to understand our shared history.
We will also be sharing additional educational resources about Truth and Reconciliation for those who may not be able to attend the event.