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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Join the Circle: Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


HHPL & Cultural Centre

9 Church Street

Halton Hills, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Everyone has a role to play in truth and reconciliation. September 30 is the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and has been recognized in Canada since 2021. It is also known as Orange Shirt Day, inspired by the story of Phyllis Jack Webstad. On this day, we honour the Indigenous lives lost and recognize, commemorate, and reflect on the horrific legacy of Canada’s residential schools.

This project invites you to reflect on your personal commitment to Truth & Reconciliation, as well as your experiences with Indigenous programming.

Write your reflections on an orange or white circle, and have your contribution added to a sculptural installation that evolves and grows in the lobby of the HHPL & Cultural Centre throughout Culture Days.

Join the circle:

1) Choose any pre-cut orange or white circle

2) Share your personal relationship with truth and reconciliation

3) If you don’t know how to get started, use one of the prompts below

4) Your contribution will be added to a sculptural installation that evolves and expands in the Cultural Centre throughout Culture Days

Writing prompts:

- One thing that I have learned about Indigenous History is…..

- I was surprised to learn that...

- In the future, I will...

- I want to learn more about...

- I often think about...

- My commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is….

This project will be offered at a variety of sites throughout Culture Days, or you can pick up your own circle from the HHPL or Helson Gallery. For a pre-packaged kit, please contact Pearl Schachter at [email protected].



Cultural Services - Town of Halton Hills

The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.