Orange Shirt Day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of the Residential Schools system for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of Canadian school system, which impacts many First Nations, Métis and Inuit families today. The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities, and that they are our future generations of change makers. By wearing orange, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of Residential Schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.
This year, Orange Shirt Day falls on Monday, September 30.
Follow @tdsb on Twitter to see how students and staff from across the Toronto District School Board recognized Orange Shirt Day.
For more information, please visit www.orangeshirtday.org.