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Sep 30, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Ontario, Canada


Orange Shirt Day commemorates the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

It was inspired by former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad telling her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year-old girl.

Every Child Matters. Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the legacy of residential schools:

Anishnabek Educational Institute

The Woodland Cultural Centre: Virtual Tour/Survivor interview

Video: Namwayut: we are all one. Truth and reconciliation in Canada. Chief Robert Joseph shares his experience as a residential school survivor and the importance of truth and reconciliation in Canada.

Secret Path by Gord Downie

Pedagogical Considerations for Teaching About Residential Schools

What is Orange Shirt Day? Article by the Indigenous Corporate Training

ETFO: Every Child Matters Campaign

Unifor: Orange Shirt Day 2020

Turtle Island Series: Orange Shirt Day (Unifor Online Education)

Online Event: U of T’s Orange Shirt Day

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society: Orange Shirt Day and lesson plans

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