Truth & Reconciliation Events – City of Barrie

To recognize and commemorate this day, the City is supporting events to promote education and awareness to staff and community members leading up to and on, in collaboration with the Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team of the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC), the Barrie Native Friendship Centre (BNFC), Red Quills, and the Barrie Public Library.


2022 Culture Days – MacLaren Art Centre

Several events including two lunch & learns done in partnership between MacLaren and the Barrie Native Friendship Centre. Links for the lunch and learns can be found at the bottom of the web page.  One is Sept 27th with a residential school survivor and the other is October 16th with a 60’s scoop survivor.


Truth and Reconciliation events – United Way Centraide Simcoe Muskoka

Take part in this historic national holiday by participating in local events.

Find an event focused on education, healing, truth and reconciliation in your community and across Simcoe Muskoka


Truth & Reconciliation events in Simcoe & Muskoka (National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation)

September 30th to October 1st


Truth & Reconciliation Weekend – Amherstburg

September 28:

Georgian College South Georgian Bay Campus Flag Raising

South Georgian Bay Campus Sept 28th; 12 p.m.

Georgian College has organized several events for flag raisings at Georgian’s campuses in the days leading up to Sept. 30. Please check their site for details for all campuses. These events are open to the entire Georgian community.

September 29:

Town of Collingwood Flag Raising

Collingwood Community Flagpole – Sept 29th; 4 p.m.

September 30:

Sacred Fire and Sharing Circle

Spirit Catcher, 25 Simcoe St, Barrie – Sept 30th; sunrise to sunset

Sunrise Ceremony to begin at 6:30 a.m.

The Sacred Fire and Sharing Circle hosted by the Barrie Native Friendship Centre will mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in honour of all who have been impacted by residential schools. All are welcome to reflect, offer a prayer, share stories, learn, and heal together as a community.

Tay Township Recognition Ceremony

450 Park Street, Victoria Harbour – Sept 30th; 11:45 a.m.

Members of the community are invited to gather outside the Municipal Office at 450 Park St., in Victoria Harbour on September 30, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. to recognize and commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with Council and Staff. Please join us as we come together to recognize the impact of the residential school system, learn more about their lasting legacy, and reflect on how we can move forward, together.

The Orange Shirt Story: Library Pop-up

Spirit Catcher, 25 Simcoe St, Barrie – Sept 30th; 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Read and learn together with The Orange Shirt Story Walk, located adjacent to the Spirit Catcher sculpture. Prepare for the walk by customizing your own button to wear and an orange flag to fly high.  The featured drum group is Mixed Tribe.

Orange Shirt Day Walk

Orillia Opera House – Sept 30th; walk begins at 4 p.m.

Hosted by the Orillia Native Women’s Group, Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Women’s Circle (BRAWC) and Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin.  The walk starts at 4 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House, walking down Mississauga Street to Matchedash St. N. to Tecumseth St., meeting at the Biindigen Pavilion. Join the walk at the Orillia Opera House or the activities at the Biindigen Pavilion.

CSC Chigamik CHC Truth & ReconciliACTION Day

Midland Community Health Hub – 287 Bayshore Dr., Midland – Sept 30th; 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Please join the Midland Community Health Hub and community partners for a variety of activities and workshops based on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel. Educational information will be offered along the Rotary Trail as well as an offering to the water. Activities include: Drumming Circle, Sacred Fire & education, Tobacco-tie workshop, and more.

Every Child Matters Walk

Spirit Catcher, 25 Simcoe St, Barrie – Sept 30th; gather at 4:45 p.m. and depart at 5 p.m.

Show your support, wear orange, and walk with the Indigenous community in commemoration of all who have been impacted by residential schools – hosted by Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team. Starting at the Spirit Catcher, we will walk along the waterfront trail to Centennial Beach and back. Families (and anyone interested) can take in the Story Walk of The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad along the way. Bring the kids to the Barrie Public Library booth in advance to make their own orange shirt flag or Every Child Matters button.



Learning about Truth & Reconciliation – Mississauga

September 30th


Marking the 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

This event focuses on the lived experiences of residential school Survivors and the lasting impact on Indigenous communities. Guest speakers will share their thoughts and insights on the meaning of these experiences for them and for us all as we continue together on the journey towards truth and reconciliation.


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Nipissing University

Multiple activities are scheduled.


Màmawi Together: National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

September 29th.


Birth of a Family Documentary Event

Synopsis: In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America. Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.


Commemorate Truth & Reconciliation: Co-curated by Denise Bolduc, Sarain Fox, and Mervon Mehta

The Royal Conservatory starts the new Koerner Hall concert season by honouring the lives and knowledge of Indigenous people. Dancer, storyteller, and activist Sarain Fox guides an evening that includes Juno Award nominee Nimkii; then Rebecca Cuddy sings a song cycle by composer Ian Cusson and poet Marylin Dumont (all Métis) accompanied by the New Orford String Quartet and Philip Chiu; and Tomson Highway unveils his irreverent and freewheeling “Cree Country” band with singer Patricia Cano. Co-curated with Denise Bolduc.


Weekend for Truth and Reconciliation in Sault Ste. Marie

The two-day event offers a free, family-oriented showcase of Indigenous arts, culture, and heritage as well as key educational opportunities surrounding Indigenous history and ongoing reconciliation efforts. Attendees are invited to spend the entire weekend in Baawaating with exclusive coupons and promotions provided by participating partners.


Truth & Reconciliation Flag Raising in Collingwood.

The Town will be raising a flag for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Community Flagpole at 4:00pm, September 29, 2022.


Truth & Truth & Reconciliation Events in Orillia.

Multiple activities scheduled


Huntsville Ressources for Truth & Reconciliation Day

Multiple ressources available


Midland Public Library – Virtual Truth and Reconciliation Event


City of Toronto Truth & Reconciliation Resources

To mark the day, flags at City Hall and civic centres will be lowered to half-mast and the Toronto sign will be lit orange on September 30.  The Survivors Flag Opens in new window will also be flown at half-mast at City Hall. The Survivors Flag is an expression of remembrance, meant to honour residential school survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada.




Toronto Events

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting events from June 16 to 24, including a Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising on June 21.

Toronto Metropolitan University events

The TMU is organizing in-person and virtual events throughout the month. Stay updated on their website.

York University Events

York University commemorates National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. They have compiled a list of resources, readings and events to learn about, appreciate and acknowledge Indigenous communities in Canada.

University of Toronto Events

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations Presents

Inaugral 2-Spirit Pow-wow – June 4, 2022 (10:00am-6:00pm)

UTM IC Presents in collaboration with the Indigenous Creation Studio: Mashkiki Gitigan (in-person)

June 8th, 2022 (10:00am – 12:00pm)

The Indigenous Creation Studio happy invites everyone to Mashkiki Gitigan (Strength of the Earth Garden) opening and planting event. Click to register.


Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow-wow

June 28, 2022 (12:00pm)


UTM IC Presents with Everbead: Medicine Bag Making (virtual)

June 23, 2022 (1:00pm – 2:00pm)

Click to register


Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Stay in touch to learn more about events throughout the month of June.

Red Quills

TRC Film Night (Spirit to Soar)

June 25th at 7pm

More info at

Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin

Multiple in-person and virtual events throughout the month.

More info at

Georgian Bay Friendship Centre

Stay tuned for events on their page.

More info at

Local First Nation Communities in Simcoe/Muskoka

Rama First Nation Community and Family Services

6147 Rama Road, Rama, L3V 6H6

Tel: (705) 325-3611

Fax : (705) 329-3067

Emergency and Afterhours contact: (705)238-2732

Beausoleil First Nation Child & Family Services

43 Zhingwauk Miikan Christian Island ON.L9M-0A9

Phone: 705-247-2175

Fax: 705-247-1043

Moose Deer Point Government Office

P.O. Box 119, MacTier, Ontario, P0C 1H0

Phone: 705-375-5209
Fax: 705-375-0532

Wahta Mohawks Government Office

2664 Muskoka Rd #38, P.O. Box 260 Bala, Ontario, P0C 1A0

Phone: 1.705.762.2354
Fax: 705-762-2376

Urban Indigenous Service Providers

Indigenous Led Organizations                                                     

Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle


Barrie Native Friendship Centre 175 Bayfield Street Barrie ON             


Biinoojinsauk Child Care Centre Barrie (Closed til 2019) 

705-734-1818 ext. 233

Biinoojinsauk Child Care Centre 562 King Street, Midland             


Biminaawzogin Regional Aboriginal Wom- en’s Circle      

164 Nottawasaga Street, Orillia        

705 326 3900

Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre      

4164 Vasey Rd, Victoria Har- bour          

(705) 534-3724

Enaahtig Outreach Aboriginal Child & Men- tal Health & Addictions programs          

334 West Street North, Orillia   

(705) 330-4059

Endaad Housing             

169 Front Street, Ste 213 Orillia ON             

(705) 325-6660

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre  

175 Yonge Street, Midland             

(705) 526-5589

Georgian Bay Native Women’s Association         

562 King Street, Midland             

(705) 527-7043

Huronia Family Housing

212 King Street, Midland            

(705) 527-0984

Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle           

64 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 1405 Barrie ON


Metis Nation of Ontario

355 Cranston Crescent, Mid- land             

(705) 526-6335

Ogemawahj Tribal Council          

5984 Rama Road, Ramara             

(705) 329-2511

Orillia Native Women’s Group   

110 Matchedash Street N, Oril- lia             

(705) 329-7755

SUN Housing    

64 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 1403 Barrie ON             

(705) 737-3532

Non- Indigenous Led Agencies with Indigenous service/staff

Canadian Mental Health Association John Rice   

134 Anne Street S Barrie ON          

705-726-5033 ext 240

Catulpa Community Services FNMI Facilita- tor  

165 Ferris Lane Barrie ON          

(705)733-3227 ext. 2335

Chigamik Community Health Centre       

344 King Street, Midland ON        

(705) 527-4154

Community Living Huronia Preschool Re- source Services             

230 Aberdeen Blvd, Midland     


Georgian College – Indigenous Services (Resource Centre)           

1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON

705-728-1968 x1376

Simcoe Community Services – Indigenous Coordinator  

39 Fraser Ct, Barrie ON    

705-795-8686 (cell)