Orange Shirt Day Book Online Resources: 

Thank you again for opening your heart to growing and to learning more about Orange Shirt Day and Indian Residential School Reconciliation. This is one step on the continued journey of personal reconciliation and of honouring Residential School Survivors, their families and the children who didn’t come home.

Orange Shirt Day Book 

This online resource is intended to provide additional information on some of the important topics covered in the Orange Shirt Day book

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Official Orange Shirt Day book Study Guide

A study guide created for all ages to help teachers, business leaders and organizations further comprehend the important topics introduced in the Orange Shirt Day book. The includes how to effectively participate in Orange Shirt Day and continue to spread the message that Every Child Matters. From kindergarten to university and beyond, this is a guide for you.  

Orange Shirt Day Study Guide

Additional resources directly from the Orange Shirt Society

The Orange Shirt Society has an official website where supporters like you can go to find
information directly from the source on events, highlights, contests, bookings and more!

Buying an official orange shirt

One of the most recognizable ways to participate in Orange Shirt Day is to wear an orange shirt. As noted in the book, Orange Shirt Day, there are some factors to consider when purchasing or creating an orange shirt. The Orange Shirt Society sells official orange shirts redesigned each year by a new artist. By purchasing directly from the Society you can be sure that part of the proceeds from the sale go directly back to the Society to help in their goal to create awareness of the individual, family and community
inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools through Orange Shirt Day activities.

For official orange shirts, pins and other merchandise, please visit

Additional Orange Shirt Day books by Phyllis Webstad

Along with the new book, Orange Shirt Day, Phyllis Webstad has also published 2 more children’s books about her personal experience at Residential School when she was just 6-years-old.

More books about Residential Schools

It is estimated that over 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children between the ages of 4 and 16-years-old, attended Indian Residential Schools in Canada. This is a staggering number of people. Today, more and more truths are starting to be published on the topic of Residential Schools. Here is a list of other books and resources on the topic.

Songs By Gary Fjellgaard and Murray Porter

Canadian Musicians Gary Fjellgaard and Murray Porter each wrote songs after hearing Canada’s 2008 federal apology for the Residential School System. Here they are performing their songs, I apologize and Is Sorry Enough, during the 2018 commemoration project in Williams Lake, B.C.

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Additional Resources

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada - National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Reconciliation Canada