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
- Participate in Safe and Caring’s Orange Shirt Logo Competition.
- Share your experiences and events on Twitter and Facebook: Mention @SafeandCaring, include #EveryChildMatters and #OrangeShirtDay2017.
- Read one of these books about residential schools in your classroom or at an assembly.
- Check out more ideas on our blog .
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!
June 30, 2016: St. Albert student pens winning Orange Shirt Day design