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
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.
|DAY||WHAT YOU CAN LEARN|
|Monday||What is Truth and Reconciliation?|
Let's learn about Indigenous greetings
|Tuesday||What is the significance of the Orange Shirt?|
Learn about buying from Indigenous artists and businesses.
|Wednesday||Indigenous heroes and those who have made great contributions.|
Learn about Indigenous initiatives and inventions.
Together let's learn.
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.
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.
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 www.lifeworks.com
Students who require support can email email@example.com and one of our Counsellors will reach out to you.
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
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