National Truth and Reconciliation Day

The Government of Canada recently passed legislation naming September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This federally-recognized holiday responds to TRC Call to Action #80, creating a day to recognize and commemorate the harmful legacy of residential schools and honour survivors. This holiday may be observed as a day of quiet reflection or by participating in community events.
Article 8:02 of the PARIM Collective Agreement with Shared Health recognizes any new holiday proclaimed by the federal or provincial government. As such, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation shall be a new recognized holiday for resident doctors. This year, September 30th falls on the second Thursday of Period 4. Therefore, please be mindful of this holiday when creating Period 4 call schedules. Those residents required to work on September 30th will be entitled to an alternative day off in lieu.