National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
September 30th marks the third official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is an opportunity for those of us on Haida Gwaii and throughout Canada and BC to recognize and reflect on the lasting impact of colonial history, raise awareness of the historical injustices and honour those who didn’t make it home, the survivors and their families.
September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day which is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.
We stand together on this significant occasion of Truth and Reconciliation Day, recognizing the importance of acknowledging the truths of the past to build a better future. HGSCP employees will be volunteering their time and efforts in various community events aimed at fostering understanding, healing, and support.
Support services for residential school survivors and intergenerational survivors are available at:
BC Ombudsperson assists with and investigates complaints from members of the public about the administration of government programs and services. They will be hosting a complaint clinic at 1666 Orr Street, Masset, B.C at the morning of August 31st, 2023. Anyone can contact their office directly to make an appointment at 250-387-5855 or 1-800-567-3247. For more information, visit their website:
Free harm reduction supply
HGSCP is committed to creating a safer and more compassionate community for all. To further our mission of empowerment, we are pleased to announce the availability of free harm reduction supplies for self-identifying women during their journey of healing and recovery.
Your health and dignity matter to us, and we want to empower you with the resources you need without judgment to make informed choices for your own well-being. Our commitment to harm reduction is rooted in compassion, respect, and the understanding that each individual’s journey is unique.
If you or someone you know can benefit from these services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your safety and health are our top priorities, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
24 hour helpline: 250-626-4666
Toll-free number: 1-877-626-4677