National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This day honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led commemorative day to raise awareness of the individual, family and community impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.
The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.
Wear orange on September 30 to honour Survivors of residential school and those who never returned home.