Every Child Matters

On September 30th, we stop and reflect on the tragedy of the Residential School System in Canada. 

Following the tragic discovery by the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc in May 2021, the GSS remains committed to assisting our members in gaining a better understanding of these issues at play by providing information resources on residential schools and Canada's colonial policies towards Indigenous peoples. 

A link to our statement from the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc discovery can be found here: https://sfugradsociety.ca/residential-schools-tragic-discoveries/

Additionally, the GSS has compiled some updated resources for students who are looking to gain more information on this delicate matter:


CBC Residential School Map: https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/beyond-94-residential-school-map/

Your questions answered about Canada’s Residential School System: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canada-residential-schools-kamloops-faq-1.6051632

CBC to air documentary on Tk’emlups residential school: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/bc-news/cbc-to-air-documentary-thursday-on-discovery-at-tkemlups-residential-school-4951220


Indigenous Student Centre: https://www.sfu.ca/students/indigenous/events/orange-shirt-day.html

Government of Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1450124405592/1529106060525

Information regarding the September 30th Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada.