This week is Truth and Reconciliation Week and Thursday, September 30 is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Centre will be closed to observe this day. If you're wondering how you might commemorate and honour Residential School survivors and their families on September 30 (or throughout the year), here are some suggestions:
Educational Tools and Courses:
Please join us for an event in memory of Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
October 4 at 6 pm at the playground behind the Lunenburg Firehall.
Content/Trigger Warning: This blog post deals with Suicide.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. How can you help prevent suicide?
❤ Know the warning signs (See below)
❤ Educate yourself about the myths around suicide (See below)
❤... and above all, check on your friends and loved ones... EVEN the strong ones. Sometimes it's the people who seem the strongest who have the hardest time asking for help. Don't wait for them to ask: check in, make sure they know you care and that you're available to listen and support them.
Some numbers to know:
SSWC's Social Action Committee is looking for interested participants who want to share their time and energy and raise their voices for Social Action! Meetings are held on a monthly basis to address a variety of topics and issues. The SAC focuses on: