Orange Shirt Day is on Sunday, September 30, 2018
There is a lot going on with Orange Shirt Day 2018 right now! We need your help selecting the 2018 Orange Shirt Logo, you can pre-order 2018 Orange Shirts now and save, and we are planning Orange Shirt Day events in Edmonton and Calgary!
Orange Shirt Day is just one of many opportunities we have throughout the year to grow our understanding, and to show our support towards reconciliation. Safe and Caring Schools and Communities is proud to support Orange Shirt Day throughout the year.
What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is September 30
Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school.
Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters.
A date in September was chosen because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.
Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
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