Town of Caledon recognizes National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

The Town of Caledon recognizes September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  

Mayor Annette Groves raised an Every Child Matters flag at Town Hall this week to call attention to the trauma caused by residential schools, the intergenerational trauma that still exists and remember those who never returned home. This day is important to acknowledge the lasting effects that residential schools have on Indigenous People, their communities, and families. Town Hall has been lit up with orange lights since September 25. The lights will remain until October 2 to acknowledge children of the residential school system. 

On September 27, the Town held a Special Council Meeting with leadership from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFNto reaffirm the Town’s commitment as municipal partners working towards reconciliationThe Town of Caledon continues to advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action and further understand the important role of the municipality. The Town commits to working closely with MCFN to understand how the Town can support in protecting the land, its natural features and the significance for generations yet to come.  

“Reconciliation with the Indigenous community continues to bepriority for the Town of Caledon,” said Mayor Annette Groves. “On this day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we acknowledge that advancing reconciliation will forever be ongoing, and we must use this day to reflect and learn about residential schools and the impacts they continue to have.” 

The Town provides a growing number of Indigenous reconciliation resources to the public. To learn more about Town of Caledon response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, visit our Indigenous Reconciliation webpage. The Caledon Public Library also provides public resources on this topic at