Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This day honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

McMaster Divinity College, originally part of the greater McMaster University institution, recognizes and acknowledges that it is located on the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

We recognize the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and acknowledge the shameful past the Church has played in residential schools. 

We encourage all members of our community to use this day as a reminder to learn about and pray for the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Below are some resources you can use:

Government of Canada
Read more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

McMaster University
MMU is hosting a number of events on-campus and provided resources.

The Alliance Canada
Use this learning and prayer guide to guide you through learning resources and intentional prayer.


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