News Archive – Reconciliation & Social Justice Issues

 

Sep 30,2021: National Day of Truth & Reconciliation
On Canada’s first National Day of Truth & Reconciliation, remember to pause & take time to reflect on the importance of this special day.
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Sep 24,2021: National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

Next Thursday, September 30th, marks Canada’s first National Day of Truth & Reconciliation, a newly proclaimed statutory holiday recognizing the need for society to recognize the injustices of the past & work towards a better future for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada alongside all of us who make our homes in this vast & diverse country.

Under our Collective Agreement, it is also a paid statutory holiday.

Please take time during the NDTR to reflect on the purpose of this special day.

Article 15.1 Holidays Defined
For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “holiday” shall mean and include New
Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day,
Labour Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Alberta Heritage Day,
Alberta Family Day, and any other day that is declared a holiday pursuant to statutory
right of the City of Calgary, the Government of Alberta or the Government of Canada.

 

August 17,2021: New Stat Holiday

Earlier this year, the federal government announced a new federal National Day for Truth & Reconciliation statutory holiday to be observed on September 30th of each year. The District has announced that the School Calendar for 2021-22 will be adjusted accordingly.

This item is covered under Article 15.1 of our Collective Agreement.

“15.1 Holidays Defined
For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “holiday” shall mean and include…and any other day that is declared a holiday pursuant to statutory right of the City of Calgary, the Government of Alberta or the Government of Canada.”