News Release - Clearview Recognizes September 30th as National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Date Published: 
September 15 2021

In a resolution passed on September 13, 2021, Clearview Council has officially recognized September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). 

Clearview Township, along with other municipalities across Ontario, has committed to the process of reconciliation by passing the following resolution: 

Be It Resolved that the Council of the Township of Clearview does hereby commit to recognizing September 30th, 2021, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (National Orange Shirt Day) by sharing the stories of residential school survivors, their families, and communities.

Mayor Measures was glad to see the resolution pass and hopes that the community will show support for the day, “I was very pleased that Council supported the resolution to recognize the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. As Canadians, we carry the responsibility to support our First Nations and the survivors of the residential school tragedy. Clearview Township will humbly and respectfully acknowledge September 30th. I hope that residents will join in the path to reconciliation as we move forward together.” said Mayor Doug Measures. 

View the full report on the September 13, 2021, Council Agenda. To learn more about the residential school system and read about the origins of Orange Shirt Day please visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org.

For more information, please contact: 

Doug Measures
Mayor, Clearview Township
 
(705) 428-6230 ext. 280
dmeasures@clearview.ca