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On Orange Shirt Day, which also marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, PCMCH remembers the thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children taken from their families, and the profound harm they endured while in residential schools. This day is an opportunity to honour the survivors, those who did not return, their families and communities, keep their stories alive, and promote healing and understanding of the atrocities and resulting harm. PCMCH acknowledges these harms, all based on deeply embedded colonial thinking that exists in societal structures, including those associated with healthcare and our own organization, and is committed to fostering meaningful discussions about what can be done differently to ensure the needs are met.

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