Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30

The Nova Scotia Barristers Society will close its office on Thursday, September 30 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Earlier this year, the federal government announced September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday to recognize and reflect on the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation responds to one of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which calls for a national day to “honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

The Province of Nova Scotia announced that it will annually recognize Truth and Reconciliation Day in alignment with the federal government. Provincial government offices will also be closed on September 30, including courthouses across the province.

The Society encourages all staff, members, and Nova Scotians to reflect, learn and consider what we can do to advance reconciliation in our province and live in peace and friendship.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Resources and Events