Burnaby City Hall and Burnaby Public Library branches will be closed September 30 in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
In June 2021, the Government of Canada passed legislation to make this day a federal statutory holiday for federally regulated workers in the public and private sectors. The City is also observing September 30 as though it were a statutory holiday, in order to honour the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
The City continues to take concrete actions to promote truth and reconciliation. We are committed to working to find new ways to build and improve relationships between non-Indigenous Canadians and Indigenous communities, and strive to acknowledge and correct past wrongs while creating a more inclusive society.
For more information on City's activities and initiatives to support reconciliation, visit burnaby.ca/indigenous.