Orange Shirt Day

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, which recognizes the victims and survivors of the residential school system, and the legacy of racism, colonialism, and genocide against the Indigenous peoples of the land that we currently call Canada. You can read more about the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981) and the inspiration behind Orange Shirt Day, here.

We encourage everyone to wear an orange shirt on September 30th to mourn the victims, fight for justice for the survivors, and to reaffirm that every child matters.