Orange Shirt Day at UBC

Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day, September 30, is a day to honour and uphold Survivors and intergenerational Survivors of the Indian residential school system, and to commemorate those who didn’t return home.

What’s On

Featured Events


Month of Sept 2022

DROP-IN AND SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
Films, displays, crafting, tours
[details coming soon]

Residential School History & Dialogue Centre
1985 Learners Walk, UBC Vancouver


Sept 18, 2022
8 – 11 PM

Chan Centre
6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver


Sept 30, 2022,
11:45 AM – 2:30 PM

UBC Vancouver Campus


See all events.

More Ways to Participate

Orange and white banners on campus were created in collaboration with Musqueam and display the phrase “Every Child Matters” in English and “Every Child Is Important” in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.

Wellness Resources

Engaging with Indian Residential School histories and legacies can lead to emotional reactions and (unexpectedly) difficult thoughts and feelings. Sometimes these can surface hours, days, or weeks later. This is perfectly normal. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, it is important to respect your needs and to be kind to yourself. 

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Toll-Free Line 1 (800) 721-0066

24-Hour National Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419

KUU-US Crisis Line 1 (800) 588-8717

Tsow-Tun-Le Lum 1 (866) 925-4419

Indigenous Wellness Program (604) 675-2551 or 1 (866) 884-0888

Canadian Mental Health Association1 (800) 555-8222

HeretoHelp 1 (800) 661-2121

First Nations Health Authority – Mental Health Benefit

Métis Nation BC – Mental Health Services

Kids Help Phone1 (800) 668-6868

Crisis Services Canada 1 (833) 456-4566 or text 45645

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1 (855) 242-3310

Thank you to all of our partners!

Orange Shirt Day at UBC is a collaboration by many individuals, departments, units and faculties at both UBC campuses and within community.

See some highlights from previous Orange Shirt Days.