On September 30, Moya Financial employees will join fellow citizens to mark the country’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The new federal statutory holiday will be observed annually to honor Canada’s residential school system survivors, families, and communities. As a result, Moya Financial branches and offices will be closed every September 30 going forward.
Collective grief and anger recently blanketed communities from coast to coast with the discovery of children’s remains at former residential school sites across Canada. Though the last school closed in the 1990s, the effects of the system and colonization are still deeply felt in communities today.
Beginning with learning the truth is critical to moving forward with reconciliation. Everyone needs to prioritize understanding Indigenous history, taking responsibility, and working toward a better Canada for all peoples.
To learn more about Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada, you may participate in a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course – Indigenous Canada – from the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we need to reflect and learn more about our shared history.
To recognize this day, Moya Financial will donate $1,000 to True North Aid, a Canadian charity dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada.