OTF participates in Orange Shirt Day
On Wednesday, September 30, Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) staff across Ontario once again participated in Orange Shirt Day. While our staff are all working remotely, we were able to observe the day by gathering online and wearing orange shirts to show solidarity with Canada’s residential school survivors. OTF staff took time to watch a video about Phyllis Webstad, whose personal story about her residential school experience was the inspiration for Orange Shirt Day.
In June 2015, OTF signed The Philanthropic Community's Declaration of Action. Signatories pledged to work towards reconciliation through this collective commitment, by ensuring that positive action will continue beyond the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
OTF demonstrates its ongoing commitment to reconciliation and supporting Indigenous communities through continued learning on Indigenous cultures, histories, and challenges facing Indigenous communities.
We will continue to learn and remember, understand and acknowledge, participate and act.