Orange Shirt Day, also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is held annually on September 30. It’s a day to wear orange to honour the victims, survivors and families impacted by the trauma caused by residential schools in Canada.
It’s estimated that more than 150,000 Indigenous children attended residential schools. Tragically, some never made it home. The pain is still felt today.
“Reconciliation is not an easy road – there’s trauma that’s very deep,” Timothy said. “There’s cycles that need to be healed.”
On September 30, Walmart Canada associates will be wearing orange shirts in solidarity with Indigenous communities for the second consecutive year.
For each orange shirt sold, 100% of the profits will go to the Orange Shirt Society to support the important work they do in raising awareness about the lasting effects of residential schools. In 2021, Walmart Canada donated $147,000 to the Orange Shirt Society, 100% of profits of orange shirt sales.