TORONTO, September 30, 2023 - Today, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO) released the following statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day:
“Today, on behalf of the 150,000 skilled trades workers of Ontario, we honour the memory of those who were and continue to be affected by the painful legacy of residential schools. Those that never returned home, the Survivors of residential schools and their families - we remember and honour them. September 30 also marks Orange Shirt Day, a grassroots movement intended to raise awareness that Every Child Matters. We as a province, and as a country have much to do in terms of reconciliation and on behalf of the Ontario Building Trades, we take this time to honour the memory and recommit ourselves to a better, more inclusive future.”
Marc Arsenault, Business Manager of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
To utilize educational resources and learn what more you can do, visit The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario represents 150,000 trades workers throughout the province.
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