On February 7, 2023, the Province of British Columbia introduced legislation to make September 30 a statutory holiday.
Enshrining National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in B.C. law will give more people the chance to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system on September 30 each year. This will be done through creating a new Act (The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Act) and amendments to the Employment Standards Act.
British Columbia will join Canada, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon as jurisdictions that have designated September 30 as a statutory holiday