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National Day for Truth And Reconciliation

The East Gwillimbury Public Library, and the Town of East Gwillimbury recognizes and acknowledges the lands originally used and occupied by the First Peoples of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples, and on behalf of the Mayor and Council, we would like to thank them for sharing this land. 

We would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as EG's closest First Nation community and recognize the unique relationship the Chippewas have with the lands and waters of this territory.  They are the water protectors and environmental stewards of these lands, and we join them in these responsibilities.

To recognize this important day of reflection and education the Library has prepared a series of resources, including reading lists, videos and crafts, which we hope will educate and support the process of reconciliation.

To see the full list of Town events, and how the Town of East Gwillimbury is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, visit their webpage here.

Books Available at EGPL

All of the below books have links in their titles that will take you directly to our online catalogue.

Picture Books

History Books

Reads & Other Resources (Adults)

Learning Resources

Activity Based Resources

For Educators


The library will be sharing two videos on September 30, 2022 on our Facebook Page featuring bestselling children’s authors and illustrators, Michael Hutchinson (author of the Mighty Muskrats Mystery series) and Jay Odjick (illustrator of Blackflies & Bear for Breakfast, written by Robert Munsch). These videos were made in partnership with the Libraries of Durham and York Region.

Additional video resources can be found below.


Decorate an Orange T-Shirt craft. Instructions and image of end result below. Fully accessible document available above.

No Face Doll Craft. Full instructions for the craft, and a picture of a small doll with no face. Below is the legend of the No Face Doll. Fully accessible document available above.

To download all of these resources for printing, please click here.

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