National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Establishing a national holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada was one of the 94 recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The government is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten.

As a result, September 30th will become a designated paid holiday and will allow employees to observe and participate in this important day starting September 2021.

All MCFN offices will be closed for business on this day. We will ensure that employees receive statutory holiday pay according to applicable federal legislation.