September 30, 2021 marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.
At Alberni Valley Hospice Society, we recognize that the strength of our community lies in its diversity, and the need to honour grief and loss in ways that are culturally meaningful to the communities affected.
The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support, including emotional and crisis referral, for former Residential School students: 1-866-925-4419.
Those impacted can also reach out for immediate support to the Ku-Uus 24hr Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717.