The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (Safe and Caring) invites you to join us at our Edmonton Orange Shirt Program event taking place this Fall.
This year’s event will be emceed by Alberta school students and include Residential School Survivors, Intergenerational Survivors, students from across the Province, officials from all levels of government and traditional entertainment. Orange Shirt Day is an outcome of the 2013 Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project and Reunion in Williams Lake, BC, where Phyllis Webstad spoke of how her new orange shirt was taken away, and how it seemed that nobody cared. Her story represents the many harms experienced by children in the Residential Schools, and Orange Shirt Day has grown to provide the opportunity to discuss all aspects of Residential Schools and to help continue the work of Reconciliation. Safe and Caring is very proud to support the Orange Shirt Program in Alberta. Orange Shirt Day is one of many opportunities we have throughout the year to grow our understanding, recognize the harms done to Residential Students and to demonstrate commitment to participate in the work of Reconciliation. Please confirm your attendance to one or both of our events by responding to [email protected] by Friday, September 13, 2019. For more information, visit the Safe and Caring website at www.safeandcaring.ca, like us on Facebook or feel free to contact our office at 780-822-1500.