Orange Shirt Day at OCAD U

orange shirt day

Thank you to everyone who joined in observing Orange Shirt Day, held annually every September 30 in recognition of the experiences of residential school survivors.

Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school. It provides an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually, and, in the spirit of reconciliation, come together as a community in remembrance and hope for generations of children to come, with the message that “Every Child Matters.”

Learn more about the experiences of residential school survivors.