Office Closure

While our offices have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, Calgary Arts Development staff will be off on September 30, 2021, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This Federal Statutory Holiday ensures that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. Following the lead from The City of Calgary, Calgary Arts Development will mark September 30 as a statutory holiday for all employees going forward.

Additional resources we have used to learn about the history of residential schools in Canada, and our responsibilities, include Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, an interactive map of residential schools in Canada, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, The City of Calgary’s White Goose Flying Report, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action specifically #83, and #71-76, and Calgary Foundation’s Indigenous Ally Toolkit.

A 24-hour National Indian Residential School Crisis Line offering support services and crisis referrals is available at 1.866.925.4419 for former residential school students and their families.