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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day September 30, 2023

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On Saturday, September 30 wear orange and participate in National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  Saturday, September 30 marks the 10th anniversary of Orange Shirt Day and the third annual National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. This year, the TDSB will be honouring this day on Friday, September 29th. Established in 2013 by Phyllis Webstad, Orange Shirt Day recognizes the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. By wearing orange, we acknowledge the truths of Residential Schools in Canada, we honour the Survivors, and we remember the thousands of children who died in these schools, many of them buried in unmarked graves.  For more information, visit the Urban Indigenous Education Centre website or check out the <a  data-cke-saved-href='https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NW1wz8aMhxt89_GvRYICy0XuG_CheQQm/view' href='https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NW1wz8aMhxt89_GvRYICy0XuG_CheQQm/view'>UIEC’s K-12 Orange Shirt Day activities and Orange Shirt Day Resource Package.September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Together we recognize the legacy of Canada’s residential school system and continue to learn the many truths of these institutions. During Truth and Reconciliation Week, September 25 to September 30, we encourage schools to participate in events offered by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Orange Shirt Day, established in 2013 by Phyllis Webstad, recognizes the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families and communities. By wearing orange, we acknowledge the truths of Residential Schools in Canada, we honour Survivors, and we remember the thousands of children who died, many of them buried in unmarked graves.

This year, TDSB will honour Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 29th.

Please see UIEC K - 12 Orange Shirt Day Resources.