New Statutory Holiday to Mark Legacy of Residential Schools on September 30
All HSA members covered by the Health Science Professionals, Community Health, Community Social Services and Nurses Bargaining Associations are now entitled to a statutory holiday held annually on September 30.
This date marks National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a moment to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada. The establishment of the national holiday is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, and was instituted by the federal government with legislation that passed in June.
For information, read the BC government announcement regarding September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0048-001531.