Canada Day 2021: A time to reflect

The recent findings of unmarked graves of children found on or near the grounds of former Indian Residential Schools have sent shockwaves through Indigenous communities across the country. All of Canada is in mourning and stands with First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit peoples in this difficult time.

Systemic racism has also not spared racialized communities, which have been the targets of violence across the country in recent weeks.

On July 1st, let us take time to reflect on the violence that our institutions may have inflicted, the impact that this violence continues to have today on Indigenous peoples and racialized communities, and the journey that each of us must take toward reconciliation and living together.

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Canada Day activity kit

In collaboration with our partners, we have put together an activity kit. Browse through the categories below and chose activities to create memorable moments at home. Share your inspirations using the hashtag #CanadaDay.

Create a festive atmosphere

Get creative by preparing a festive and colourful atmosphere. Be ready to welcome July 1 in style!

Get ready

Have fun

Explore a variety of games and entertainment available to brighten up your day.

Have fun

Let our history shine

Explore the beauty of our country, our accomplishments and the anniversaries we are highlighting this year.

Explore our history

Canada Day Contest: discover, celebrate and win

Answer a short quiz and find activities that are perfect for you! There are many great prizes to be won and enjoyed all summer long.

Enter the contest


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