The Queen's message to mark Canada's first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Published 30 September 2021

Her Majesty sent the following message to Governor General Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon.

I join with all Canadians on this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Her Majesty The Queen

I join with all Canadians on this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to reflect on the painful history that Indigenous peoples endured in residential schools in Canada, and on the work that remains to heal and to continue to build an inclusive society.

ELIZABETH R.

Je me joins a toute la population canadienne en cette premiere Journée nationale de Ia vérité et de Ia reconciliation pour réfléchir a Ia douloureuse histoire des peuples autochtones qui ont souffert du régime des pensionnats au Canada, et pour penser au travail qu’il reste a accomplir vers le chemin de La guérison et de la construction d’une société inclusive.

ELIZABETH R.