September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day

The day recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honours Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process.

Wearing an orange shirt on this day expresses our desire to open the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on. 

Take some time to learn more about the history of Residential Schools in Canada by watching this video. Wear an orange shirt on September 30th to show your support. 

 

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