Truth and Reconciliation

Port Coquitlam recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as a day to recognize and reflect on the tragic history of residential schools, and to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors and their families and communities.By marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the City will honour this day, and reflect on its importance to the country’s past, present, and future and to embrace the significance of the day to honour Indigenous peoples and reflect on acts of reconciliation.

City Hall and civic buildings fly an orange flag and City Hall will illuminate orange in observance of this day.

Indigenous Educational Resources

We encourage local residents and families to learn and reflect on the history of Indigenous people in Canada. There is much work to do to address and repair the intergenerational trauma caused by the treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada, including but not limited to, the residential school system. Educating yourself is one way we can all build toward reconciliation.