Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre
Honouring and Remembering

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Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre
Honouring and Remembering

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, will be held on Thursday, September 30. Along with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, many Oblates, Associates and Institutions across the country will mark the day in a variety of ways.

Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre has committed to continue to learn more and do more to demonstrate our active engagement in this journey. Although we have decided against specific plans for an event or activity on September 30 due in large part to the current Covid situation that we are facing, our resolve to engage remains steadfast.  We are committing ourselves to this important work of learning more, doing more and participating more in this community building. Such actions include the following:

  • Taking part in specific learning opportunities and events to understand more clearly the historical accounts of Indigenous Society. Specifics include attending and participating in presentations, concerts, events and celebrations as on ongoing commitment.
  • To engage in, monitor and celebrate tangible and meaningful ways to both be and recognize in others a positive impact in the Indigenous lives to which we are connected.
  • To read and review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report so as to better understand what the Calls To Action demand of us individually and collectively. To this end, copies of the Executive Summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Report are available and will be reviewed and discussed.
  • We are committed to marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as an important and significant reminder of our commitments.