Formally established on September 30, 2013, Orange Shirt Day is a way for survivors to recognize and heal from the atrocities they experienced at residential schools. It is also a way for the public to convey their support for survivors. Historically significant, September 30th was the day Indigenous children were taken from their families and homes and sent to residential schools. This day is now formally recognized by the Canadian government as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
In recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, our employees are wearing orange today. More than just a colour, this expression is an outward representation of the commitments Graham has made and will continue to make, to invest in the futures of Indigenous peoples and bettering their communities. Because at Graham, every child matters.
If you or someone you know has been affected, a National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide support for those in need. To access the emotional and crisis referral services, call the 24-hour national crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.