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News release: May 26, 2022

Region of Peel Council Confirms Annual Recognition for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Regional Council confirms National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th will be recognized annually as a paid holiday to be observed by Regional employees. 

Brampton, ON. (May 26, 2022) – Region of Peel Council voted today to formally recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as an annual paid vacation day for all Region of Peel employees.  

In 2021, the Government of Canada passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day. The day provides an opportunity to ensure the legacy of residential schools and racism against Indigenous people is not forgotten and a focus on reflection and learning is observed.

In observance of this day, Regional buildings will be closed, and services will operate on a holiday schedule. 

The Region is committed to recognizing and acknowledging this important day and commits to building awareness and increasing understanding of the different experiences that have shaped both our past and our future. As a government leader we must all recognize our role and responsibility in reconciliation with our Indigenous peoples.

Janice, Baker, CAO, Region of Peel.

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Region of Peel

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