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Every Child Matters: Truth - Act One

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Every Child Matters: Reconciliation - Act Two

Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education


An unprecedented online event open to all Canadian schools


Join over 10,000 teachers and over 500,000 of Canadian youth on September 30 to honour Residential School Survivors, their families and communities at an extraordinary virtual event to support and encourage meaningful Reconciliation across Canada.

For Grades 5 through 12.

Teachers are to register on behalf of their classroom. 1 order per classroom.

Designed for students in Grades 5 through 12, this virtual event provides an opportunity to learn first-hand from Residential School Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, artists and leaders from nations and cultures across the country. Educators can select the events they wish to livestream for their students and download free educational resources.

This national gathering is hosted by the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation and will bring together a diverse and inspiring program of Truth and Reconciliation activities to coincide with Orange Shirt Day. As Canadians, we are called upon to take action to learn, share and celebrate, and to build a better country together!

Join us for this extraordinary online event Sept. 30, 2020.

What to Expect 

A broad range of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous speakers will be providing messages of determination, hope and resilience. Speakers include:

  • Duncan McCue,
  • Buffy Saint-Marie,
  • Zoe Roy,
  • Autumn Peletier
  • Cindy Blackstock
  • Notorious Cree
  • Senator Murray Sinclair and many more

A tribute to Chanie Wenjack and an acknowledgement of Gord Downie’s allyship is part of the Reconciliation segment.


What time does it start?

You are welcome to stream the program at any time that works for you or your class. The NCTR will be live streaming the program on September 30th at 11 AM CST on our Facebook page at

You can tune into the main live stream on September 30 to see the program in real-time or watch it at a time that makes sense for your class. Part 1 and Part 2 will be played back to back in the main live stream. Download for low bandwidth connections here.

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