National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
at 10:14:10 AM
The city will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
On this day, we recognize the ongoing trauma caused by residential and day schools, and remember those who were lost, survivors and their families. It is also an opportunity to commit to the process of truth, reconciliation and justice with First Nations, Inuit and Mιtis in Toronto and across Canada, as well as take action to heal and build a better future together.
This holiday was proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which under Action 80 called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, to establish a statutory holiday to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
This built on Indigenous community efforts, which established Orange Shirt Day in 2013 to honor Phyllis story, whose orange shirt was taken on her first day, at residential school when she was just six years old. To mark the day, flags at City Hall and civic centres will be lowered to half-mast and the Toronto sign will be lit orange on September 30th.
Reconciliation is the responsibility of every Canadian. It means acknowledging the past and ensuring history never repeats itself by respecting Indigenous treaties and rights and letting go of negative perceptions and stereotypes to work towards solidarity. Reflect on how you can work towards reconciliation in your own life and create your own personal reconciliation plan.
Ontario's new Covid Vaccination Plan Schedule
Friday, September 24, 2021
at 3:18 pm
The outbreak by the numbers (as of 2:00 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept 24, 2021):
Canada: 1,595,772 cases | 44,522 active | 27,594 deceased
Globally: 230,846,434 cases | 4,732,554 deceased
Vaccine shipment forecasts (as of 2:00 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept 24, 2021)
Total vaccines distributed in Canada: 63,808,906
No current shipment allocations
Vaccinations by the numbers (as of 2:00 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept 24, 2021)
World: 6,068,222,885 doses given | 44.2% first dose | 32.4% fully vaccinated
Canada: 75.8% have received at least one dose | 70% fully vaccinated
British Columbia: 78.3% at least one dose | 71.6% fully vaccinated
Alberta: 70.3% at least one dose | 61.6% fully vaccinated
Saskatchewan: 68.6% at least one dose | 61.3% fully vaccinated
Manitoba: 73.5% at least one dose | 69.3% fully vaccinated
Ontario: 75.7% at least one dose | 70.6% fully vaccinated
Quebec: 77.6% at least one dose | 72.7% fully vaccinated
New Brunswick: 77.6% at least one dose | 69.8% fully vaccinated
Nova Scotia: 79.3% at least one dose | 73.5% fully vaccinated
Prince Edward Island: 82.2% at least one dose | 75.5% fully vaccinated
Newfoundland and Labrador: 80.8% one dose | 73.5% fully vaccinated
Yukon: 79.9% at least one dose | 77% fully vaccinated
Northwest Territories: 78.5% at least one dose | 73.7% fully vaccinated
Nunavut: 62% at least one dose | 54.4% fully vaccinated