The Town of Aurora is proud to be taking steps like to renew and strengthen its relationship with Indigenous communities and residents.

The Town will honour Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30. Gathering details will be posted on this page closer to that date.

To learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Report, please visit Aurora Museums and Archives.

Additional Resources to Assist in Learning

To assist you in learning more please visit any of these sites:

About National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day to educate Canadians about the history of residential schools and to honour the survivors, their families and communities. September 30 is also being celebrated as Orange Shirt Day, which started to commemorate the experience of Phyllis Webstad who at six years old was stripped of her new orange shirt on her first day of attending the St. Joseph Mission Residential School near Williams Lake, BC.

Canadian Residential School History:

A brief history of Canada and the Residential School System imposed on the Indigenous people of Canada.  Timeline from early European contact through to the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2010. 

More information

For more information please email or call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762