Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 

Every June 21, Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, a special day to honor the history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. 

Why June 21? 

The date coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For generations, many Indigenous groups have marked this day with celebrations of their culture and heritage. 

How to Get Involved 

Across Canada, vibrant events and activities take place on June 21 to highlight the rich cultural expressions and stories of Indigenous peoples. To find a local event, visit the Government of Canada’s website

How We Celebrate at OT Works! 

At OT Works!, we are dedicated to learning about and honoring Indigenous cultures and contributions. Here’s how we celebrate: 

  • Cultural Education: We adopt and study the Indigenous Cultural Safety, Humility, and Anti-Racism standard of practice, as recommended by the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC). 
  • Community Engagement: We encourage our team to attend local Indigenous events. 
  • Monthly Updates: We present new information monthly about Indigenous cultures, issues, and ways to support their communities. 
  • Featured Presentation: We showcase Len Pierre’s presentation on Allyship from the WorkSafeBC conference. 

Learn More and Get Inspired 

Join us in celebrating and learning about the rich heritage of Indigenous peoples in Canada!