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Every Child Matters T-Shirt

3650100058

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Select your Colour: Orange
Select your Size: S

Composition: 100% Cotton
Sizing: Unisex

Orange Shirt Day 2021

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Show your support for reconciliation by wearing orange.

What is Orange Shirt Day?
In 1973, at the age of 6, Phyllis Webstad was sent to residential school. Her grandmother bought her a brand new orange shirt to wear on her first day, but when she arrived at the Mission school, she was stripped, and her clothes were taken – including the orange shirt.

“I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! The color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”

On September 30, we wear orange to remember Phyllis’ story and the 150,000 Indigenous children like her who were taken from their families, communities, and cultures.

Hear Phyllis’ story online.

Buy an orange shirt from the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

This month, in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack fund is selling orange t-shirts. Proceeds will go towards our goal to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all peoples in Canada.