Every Child Matters.
September 30 was the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday to honour residential school survivors and the children who never made it home.
Yet, learning about the ongoing intergenerational impacts of residential schools on individuals, their families and their communities – and taking active steps toward reconciliation – is a process I am committed to continuing all year long.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reminds us that reconciliation starts with education. In addition to information about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, the Centre has educational and support resources for all ages, as well as information about gatherings and events in communities across the country.
As Mayor of Greater Sudbury, I am committed to learning and listening. I will work alongside local Indigenous nations to foster the right relations and partnerships in pursuit of a better tomorrow for every child.
Mayor Paul Lefebvre