Sept. 30 is the recognized National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This year will be the second time that Canada has acknowledged this day of remembrance since its inception in 2021. Similar to last year, many workplaces may find themselves in a situation where they are asking themselves, “What does this day mean for our organization?”
First and foremost, this day is to honour children who attended residential school, remembering those who did not make it home, and recognizing survivors and their families.
For federally-regulated employers, this day is considered a statutory holiday, meaning workplaces close or employees are paid time-and-a-half. For non-federally-regulated employers, it is a bit more complicated.