National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: a day meant for reflection, learning, and for reaffirming our commitment to moving reconciliation forward. We honour and remember the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada and will work to help ensure that these are never forgotten. 

On this day marked for learning, movement and healing, Sault College will be offering a virtual educational session open to all students and staff. All classes from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. have been cancelled. We encourage our students from around the world to join us for this session that will showcase the story of the resilience of First Nation, Métis and Inuit across the land while, at the same time, confirming the legacy of that time in our history as a country. 

On September 30, we encourage our College community to wear your orange to honour residential school survivors and remember those who did not make it back home to their family.

In addition to our virtual events, we will commemorate this important date in two special ways.

Elder in our sacred fire arbour preparing for ritual
Sacred Fire
There will be a Sacred fire burning throughout the day at our campus fire arbour.
Photo of M-Wing building corridor where you can see orange lighting through the large glass windows.
Light Up M-Wing
We'll light up M-Wing corridor in orange lighting.

Sault College, Indigenous and Community Assistance Resources

Employee Assistance Resources

Should you require assistance, these are the resources that are available to our staff and students.

LifeWorks

This is our Employee Assistance Program  (EAP) and is available to all Full-Time and Part-Time staff and their families. 

Employees can reach LifeWorks anytime at 1-877-207-8833 and speak with a live person who will provide assistance. There are also many online resources available at www.lifeworks.com

Student Services

Students who require support can email studentsupport@saultcollege.ca and one of our Counsellors will reach out to you.

Indigenous-Specific Resources

First Nation, Metis & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Mental Health & Addictions Pandemic Response Program – NAN HOPE
1-844-NAN HOPE (626-4673)

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line
1-866-925-4416

Community-Based Indigenous Mental Health Services

Indian Friendship Centre Sault Ste. Marie
705-256-5634

Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services
1-800-465-0999