GBGH learns about Indigenous community through Truth & Reconciliation event
September 29, 2023 – On September 29, Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) held an event to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation which takes place across Canada every September 30. This was the hospital’s third annual event during which staff, professional staff and volunteers were invited to learn about, reflect on and remember the tragic significance of the residential school system in Canada’s history. To incorporate elements of Indigenous culture, there was smudging, a prayer, honour song, and Every Child Matters flag-raising. The event culminated with the heartfelt account of a residential school survivor, who shared insights and experiences from her 10 years in a residential school.