Notices & Announcements

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day was first established as an observance in 2013, as part of an effort to promote awareness and education of the residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century. The impact of the residential school system has resulted in loss of culture, family, language, traditions, self-esteem, belonging and identity.

The use of an orange shirt as a symbol was inspired by the accounts of Phyllis Jack-Webstad, whose personal items, including the new orange shirt her Granny bought her for her first day of school, was taken from her on that first day of residential schooling and never returned. The orange shirt is used as a symbol of the forced assimilation of Indigenous children that the residential school system enforced.

Now, September 30th is known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Everyone is welcome to come out for a full day of awareness, honour and remembrance. Water and snacks will be provided along the walk. Transportation between the Sorting Gap and Nanicost will be provided.

My Records, My Choice Notice Program

The My Records, My Choice Notice Program is for former students of residential schools who had a claim in either the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), or the earlier Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process. Specifically, about the former students’ rights to choose what happens with their IAP or ADR records.  This information is for former students, their families and the community.  For more information, call toll free, 1-877-635-2648 or email 



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UNFC Message of Positivity and Kindness

We were challenged by the Sault Ste. Marie Friendship Centre to spread a message of kindness and we happily accepted! Our staff came together (seperately) to spread this message of positivity to our community and to all of our sister Friendship Centres across Canada. Please be kind to one another; a simple smile or act of kindness can turn someone's day around for the better. At this time we all need kindness, patience, understanding and positivity to keep our community, country and world a safe place for everyone.  View our message here UNFC Positivity & Kindness