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Fostering a Legacy of Reconciliation in Canada

Join us this Orange Shirt Day for a discussion and Q&A with survivors of the Residential School and Indian Day School systems. In addition to being survivors, these speakers will touch on their work with the Legacy of Hope, a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families.

Following the discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please register to receive the Zoom link. A Facebook Live link:


  • Teresa Edwards, Intergenerational Survivor and Legacy of Hope Executive Director
  • Gorden Spence, Residential School Survivor
  • Irene Goodwin, Indian Day School Survivor, Intergenerational Survivor

 Mental health support

This topic may be disturbing to some, especially to Survivors of the Residential School System. A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide support for survivors and eligible family members. Please visit their webpage for the 24-Hour National Crisis Line.

 With thanks to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library for their financial support.