Truth and Reconciliation

Indigenous artwork created by Mariah Meawasige

The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was recognized in Canada on September 30, 2021. It is an opportunity to reflect on the many contributions of Indigenous communities to Canada and deepen our understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

In 2021, the Government of Canada established a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation that will be observed each year on September 30, as a response to the 80th Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada — one of 94 Calls to Action.

In recognition of this day, we present educational resources, introductory videos and feature stories from residential school Survivors. There can be no reconciliation without truth – and that includes hearing, and learning from, Survivors’ stories.

Alongside all Canadians, we reflect on the history, legacy and impact of Residential Schools and the steps we must all take to repair the damage done.

Survivor stories and videos

Survivors from Residential Schools share their stories. Watch videos about the impacts of the Indian Act and Residential Schools.

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Tamara Littlelight, Branch Manager, Greater Calgary Market and Jermaine Kootenay, Senior Banker, looking out over the Tsuut’ina Trail.


Answers to frequently asked questions about Truth and Reconciliation, and Indigenous Residential Schools.

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Ron Quintal, President of Fort McKay Métis Nation with his son, Riel.

Wîcihitowin: Indigenous Partnerships and Progress Report

Read about BMO’s commitments to the Indigenous community.

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Girl standing in front of water

Indigenous commitments

BMO is committed to progress for Indigenous customers, colleagues and communities.

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A BMO banker speaking with an Indigenous client

Customer stories

Learn more about Indigenous customer experiences at BMO.

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