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. 

September 30 is also recognized as Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day inspired by the story of Indian Residential School Survivor, Phyllis Webstad. Wearing orange shirts on this day is one way we can honour those who survived Indian Residential Schools and remember those who did not make it back home.

To recognize and honour this important day, Sault College staff and students are invited to participate in our campus educational activities during Truth and Reconciliation Week from September  25 to September 29, including an information table with Indigenous learning opportunities and a flag raising.


Join Us In Our Journey of Education and Reconciliation

Information Table

Monday, September 25 to Thursday, September 28
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Student Support Centre - E1101

Our staff will be set up outside the Student Support Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Week from Monday to Thursday  to help you learn about Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day, Indigenous heroes, inventions and the 94 Calls to Action.

MondayWhat is Truth and Reconciliation?
Let's learn about Indigenous greetings
TuesdayWhat is the significance of the Orange Shirt?
Learn about buying from Indigenous artists and businesses.
WednesdayIndigenous heroes and those who have made great contributions.
Learn about Indigenous initiatives and inventions.

Together let's learn.
Learn about the 94 Calls to Action.
Learn about the Robinson-Huron Treaty.

Library Services

Stop by the Library during Truth and Reconciliation Week for the many resources we are showcasing. There will be a book display and window displays to allow for Indigenous education and communication for our students and staff.  These displays will showcase Indigenous authors and literature as well as Indigenous art and our digital resources. 

 The window display will be interactive for the College community to share their thoughts and learning about Truth and Reconciliation and the Orange Shirt story. It is our hope that by allowing the community to participate in this display that we can foster understanding and growth.

You can find a list below of the Library's digital resources available to support ongoing Indigenous education.

Orange Shirts

We invite you to wear orange on Friday, September 29 to help us remember  Survivor  Phyllis (Jack) Webstad and her residential school story. Let us    reflect and honour Survivors, their families and communities affected by the legacy of Indian Residential School policies, and remember those that never made it home.

Flag Raising 

Join us outside the M-Wing entrance at 10:00 am on Friday, September 29   for the raising of the Every Child Matters flag in observation of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30), and where we will hear from Sault College representatives. All staff and students are welcome.   

Faculty are  encouraged to bring their students to this ceremony. 

94 Calls to Action

94 flags will be on the front lawn of the College on Northern Ave., representing the 94 Calls to Action.

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.


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

Student Services

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

Indigenous-Specific Resources

First Nation, Métis & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

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

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Community-Based Indigenous Mental Health Services

Indian Friendship Centre Sault Ste. Marie

Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services

Crisis Services

Sault Area Hospital Crisis Services
705-759-3398 or 1-800-721-0077

Mobile Crisis Response

Sault Ste. Marie Police Services

GOOD2TALK Post-Secondary Student Helpline

Regional Warm Line


Indigenous Education Resources

Our Library has many  resources available to support ongoing Indigenous education  on your journey towards understanding and meaningful reconciliation. 

Maamwi Hub (The Learning Portal, College Libraries Ontario)

Sault College Library   (Available collections)