Orange Shirt Day is on Monday, September 30, 2019
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 lead the Orange Shirt Program in Alberta throughout the year.
Our 2019 Logo Contest is Now Closed!
Thank you to everyone who entered!
- Contest is open to all Alberta students
- Designs must be original artwork
- Participation grants Safe and Caring the rights to reproduce artwork
- Entries needed to be submitted by May 24, 2019
The top 5 finalists will be on display at Safe and Caring’s booth at the Edmonton Indigenous Peoples festival on Saturday, June 22nd 2019 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.
Be sure to drop by and vote! Online voting begins June 19th!
Stay tuned for details!
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SAVE THE DATE
- Edmonton event – Friday, September 27th, 2019
- Calgary Event – Thursday, October 3rd, 2019s
- Join us as we support reconciliation. Our events will be emceeèd by Alberta students.
- Speakers will include Residential School survivors, and government officials.
- Enjoy performances from traditional dancers and musicians
What is the Orange Shirt Program?
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.
Thank you to our Sponsors!