The Orange Shirt Campaign- Every Child Matters remembers the experiences of former students of Indian Residential Schools and is a commitment to ongoing reconciliation in Canada.
The Students’ Association, Indigenous Student Services, Campus Connections, and the Counselling & Career Centre would like to invite all students, staff, and faculty to purchase an orange shirt in support of Orange Shirt Day (observed on Monday, September 30th). All proceeds will be donated to Wichinahin Kohopikiwan Playschool, a local organization that provides childcare for children of Aboriginal ancestry. The sales will be happening at the bottom of the SA Stairs at the following times:
- Monday September 23rd: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 24th: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 25th: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Thursday September 26th: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Friday, September 27th: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Additionally, should anyone wish to support this initiative but is unable to make the provided sale times, please visit the SA Office (room 2010) during their operating hours.
- About Orange Shirt Day
- Phyllis’s Story
- Red Deer Residential School
- Survivors Speak: A Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Reconciliation Canada