The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, observed on September 30, acknowledges the history of the residential schools in Canada and the ways in which that legacy has profoundly affected, and continues to affect, generations of Indigenous, Métis, and Inuit people across our country. We remember and honour residential school survivors, the children who never returned home, and their families and communities.
The Emmanuel Health family acknowledges that our organizations are located on Treaty territories and homeland of the Métis.
Wear an orange shirt during the week of on September 30 to help raise awareness of the intergenerational impacts of resident schools. Click here for Phyllis’ Story: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html
A Prayer for Orange Shirt Day
Today we wear orange to remember and honour all the Indigenous children who went to residential schools.
Today we wear orange and we pray for the residential school and intergenerational survivors who are still struggling.
Today we wear orange and we are thankful for those who speak the truth, and who work to shine a light on injustice.
Today we wear orange in the name of compassion and the spirit of truth and reconciliation.
Help us, God, to remember and act on this this every day.
Amen. – The United Church of Canada
If you are experiencing crisis or trauma, please reach out for help:
National Indian Residential School 24 Hour National Crisis Line – 1-866-925-4419
Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Wellness Line – 1-855-242-3310
NIHB Crisis Counselling – 1-866-885-3933 (Treaty Card required)
Suicide 24 Hour Line – 1-800-273-8255
Suicide 24 Hour Text Line – Text 741741 and say HELLO
Saskatoon Tribal Council – 306-956-0345
Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) Wellness Centre – 306-975-9999
Saskatchewan Health Authority Mental Health Services – 306-655-7777