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What is Orange Shirt Day?

Orange Shirt Day takes place annually on September 30 and is a global day of recognition and awareness-raising about residential schools.  Community members are encouraged to wear orange to show their support and to honour survivors of residential schools .

University community members come together every year in the spirit of truth-telling and reconciliation and to provide space for conversations on the impact of residential schools and their legacy in our community.

For survivors of residential schools, Orange Shirt Day reaffirms that their lived experience matters and recognizes the multiple generations who experienced trauma. The entire university community is invited to join the discussion of our collective responsibility to advance truth and reconciliation for generations to come.

September 30, 2021 also marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation , external link .

The significance of September 

September was chosen because it falls within the time of year in which children were taken from their homes and sent to residential schools. Given it is also at the start of the school year, it represents an opportunity to set the stage and draw awareness to anti-racism and anti-bullying initiatives.

A key initiative as part of Truth and Reconciliation at the university

Orange Shirt Day was identified as a key initiative brought forward by students as part of the university’s Truth and Reconciliation community consultations. 

Learn more in the  PDF file Community Consultation Summary Report

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Orange Shirt Day 2020 was led by  Toronto Met Aboriginal Student Services (RASS)  (as part of Aboriginal Initiatives in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion) in collaboration with the Aboriginal Education Council, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Toronto Met Library, School of Early Childhood Studies, School of Midwifery and School of Social Work.

Members of the Orange Shirt Day 2020 planning committee gathered for a virtual group photo on Zoom to honour Orange Shirt Day.

Members of the Orange Shirt Day 2020 planning committee 

Virtual group photo on Zoom of Ted Rogers School of Management students, faculty and staff in honour of Orange Shirt Day.

Ted Rogers School of Management students, faculty and staff

Riley Kucheran wearing an orange shirt that reads

Riley Kucheran (Assistant Professor of Design Leadership, School of Fashion, Faculty of Communication & Design; Associate Director, Saagajiwe Centre for Indigenous Communication & Design; and Indigenous Advisor, Yeates School of Graduate Studies)

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