September 30th has been known as Orange Shirt Day, because of the residential school experiences of the campain's founder, Phyllis Webstad. It is a day when we honour the children who suffered in the residential school system. Read Phyllis' story in her own words through the following link: https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html
Many residential school survivors and their supportes advocated for this to become a National Day of Commemoration, to respond to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
This year September 30th, 2021 marks the first such recognition following Federal legislation in June.