National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


On this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the board, staff and volunteers at South Essex Community Council (SECC), honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and their communities.  We commit ourselves to learning and understanding more about this painful history and the ongoing impact of residential schools.


Today, SECC staff had the opportunity to attend Caldwell First Nation’s Walk. We took steps to honour and remember the lives and spirits of those who attended Residential Schools. Along with Caldwell First Nation and local businesses, organizations, schools, and individuals, we walked to:

  • Acknowledge the children who were taken
  • Honour the adults who are healing
  • Continue bringing awareness and education
  • Learn Truth
  • Build Reconciliation


As part of our continued commitment to learning and understanding about this history, SECC is working with Caldwell First Nation to develop training for staff. We’re listening, learning, and committed to doing better.


To start your learning journey visit to find out more about Indigenous history in your area and to learn more about residential schools. For information on Caldwell First Nation, visit


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