National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events in Calgary
If you’re looking for community or support at this time, please consider the following events and resources.
A public ceremony and moment of silence at Fort Calgary on Friday will take place in honour of the children who never returned home.
The event is open to all and will be live-streamed on the city’s website starting at 10:00 am on September 30th.
Watch the film “The Road” to learn about the effects of residential schools and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
This event is being put on by Stardale Women’s Group at Grace Presbyterian Church on September 30th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth and Colouring It Forward Reconciliation Society are holding their annual Pokaiks Commemorative Walk and IndigiTRAILS: Remembering Our Children.
The event will take place on September 30th in Prince’s Island Park from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Resources for Indigenous Community Members
The National Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
Provides 24-hour crisis support to former Residential School students and their families.
Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 and online chat at hopeforwellness.ca
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis looking for emotional support can contact the Hope for Wellness Help Line.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis Line: 1-844-413-6649
For individuals impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
SAMRU Cultural Inclusion Centre (Room Z203)
The Cultural Inclusion Centre (CIC) hosts programs and events that serve both to allow people to share their experiences and to reflect. SAMRU’s Cultural and Indigenous Inclusion programmer, Cory Cardinal, facilitates these programs and can provide additional support and resources for students.
Cultural Inclusion Centre Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: (403) 440-7795
The Iniskim Centre at MRU offers programs and services to increase the engagement and success of Indigenous students while also raising awareness of Indigenous peoples and cultures.
Phone: (403) 440-5596
Elizabeth Fry Society
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary provides practical programs, basic necessities, and connections to community resources to women and youth involved with the legal and justice system.
Phone: (403) 294-0737
Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC)
AFCC removes barriers and empowers the Indigenous community through cultural reconnection, programs, services, and providing access to resources.
Phone: (403) 270-7379
Sovereign Spirits is a grassroots organization created to unite, honour, and represent Two-Spirit & Indigiqueer Folx.