Orange Shirt Day 2017

Orange Shirt Contest one-pager

Save the date! Orange Shirt Day will be recognized on September 29, 2017

The Orange Shirt Campaign – Every Child Matters  remembers the experiences of former students of Indian Residential Schools and is a commitment to ongoing reconciliation in Canada. Originating in British Columbia, this is the fourth year the campaign will be running in BC and other parts of Canada, and the first coordinated effort to celebrate the campaign in Alberta.

Safe and Caring has kicked off the campaign with our Orange Shirt Campaign Logo Design Competition. The winner will be announced in June, and their logo will be featured on Alberta’s Official 2017 Orange Shirt.

Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis’s account of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the St. Joseph Mission in Williams Lake, BC. The awareness campaign is an opportunity to continue the discussion on all aspects of residential schools each year.

Ways to celebrate


News and events from last Orange Shirt Day:

September 28, 2016: Recommended reading about residential schools

September 19, 2016: Celebrating Orange Shirt Day – Ideas, events, and social media information!

July 10, 2016: Honour the experiences of residential school students and purchase your own Orange Shirt Day t-shirts today!

June 30, 2016: St. Albert student pens winning Orange Shirt Day design

April 25, 2016: Orange Shirt Campaign Logo Design Competition – Check out our contest info sheet/poster, or read more on our blog!