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

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation


Indigenous Interdisciplinary Truth and Reconciliation
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The Rose Theatre

1 Theatre Lane

Brampton, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Land Acknowledgment

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathering here today on the Treaty Territory of the Mississaugas (mis-si-saw-ga) of the Credit First Nation, and before them, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (hau-de-no-sho-né), Huron-Wendat (hue-ron wēn-dat). We also acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis (mé-ti), Inuit (in-oo-it), and other global Indigenous people that now call Brampton their home. We are honoured to live, work, and enjoy this land. ​

September 30

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In June of 2021, the passage of Bill C-5 led to the establishment of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which addresses action number 80 from the 94 calls to action​ from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

This day seeks to understand the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities and to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis survivors, their families, and communities who have been affected by this injustice.​

Community organizations are invited to share their community events in commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the Brampton events calendar. ​​​

Community commemorations for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation play an important role in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families, and communities.


September 30 | 5 – 9 PM | Rose Theatre

Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton at the Rose Theatre on September 30 for an evening of commemoration and conversation to remember, reflect and commit to truth and reconciliation​.

​5:00 PM | Candlelight vigil in Garden Square

Guests to the candlelight vigil will be able to pick up their candles and commemorative orange ribbons.​

7:00 PM | Indigenous Learning at the Rose Theatre

Featuring remarks from Chief Stacey Laforme and a keynote by Jody Wilson-Raybould. Click here to secure your free ticket.

The Rose Theatre lobby will feature an exhibition of Indigenous art and information booths for the duration of the event, followed by a post event reception with light fare provided by an Indigenous Caterer.


City of Brampton

The City of Brampton Cultural Services Division provides strategic leadership and project management for municipal cultural development in Brampton and is guided by the Council endorsed Culture Master Plan.

Key priorities for the division include:

Supporting the Arts, Culture and Tourism Cornerstone of the City’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy.

Oversight for the start-up and incubation of Brampton’s first Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency, providing a range of in-demand programs and services in the areas of funding, finance and investment, advocacy, innovation, sector development and growth.

Management of the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame, one of the City’s key recognition programs, celebrating and building connections with the incredible artistic and creative talent emerging from Brampton, while inspiring the next generation of artists and creators in Brampton to follow in their footsteps.

Development of Brampton’s non-profit sector, building organizational capacity and administering project grants that support Term of Council Priorities through the Advance Brampton Fund.

Growing and developing the municipal public art portfolio, contributing to the city’s visual legacy and building Brampton’s identity as a vibrant, creative place for residents, visitors and investment attraction.