National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is a Canadian statutory holiday.

Purchase an Orange Shirt and wear it on September 30 to show your support of Residential School Survivors and Reconciliation! Information here ...

Orange Shirt Day was created as an observance in 2013, and is designed to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the Indian residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century—an impact recognized as a cultural genocide, and an impact that continues today. 

It is held annually on September 30 in Canadian communities, where people are encouraged to wear an orange shirt.

It was elevated to a statutory holiday by the Canadian government in June 2021. Read here.

Visit the Woodland Multicultural Centre website and read about why it is called Orange Shirt Day here.

Photo is courtesy of Woodland Multicultural Centre located at

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, and home of The Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School (1828-1970)


Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 00:00