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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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On September 30, N.B. Crime Stoppers will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new statutory day of remembrance recently announced by the Government of Canada.

There were 140 federally run Indian Residential Schools, which operated in Canada between 1831 and 1998. The last school closed only 23 years ago.

This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Crime Stoppers is encouraging all to wear orange and use this day to engage in education and to reflect on how we may support reconciliation efforts with residential school survivors, and all of those affected by these tragedies.

Our offices in Fredericton and Miramichi will be closed on September 30, however, our Tipsline will remain open by phone, online, or via the P3 Tips Mobile App.

We recognize and respectfully acknowledge that N.B. Crime Stoppers operates and works on unceded traditional homelands of the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot all of which create the Wabanaki Confederacy as signatories of the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1752.

Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.

Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention.

Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.

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