“Every child matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.” (orangeshirtday.org)
Orange Shirt Day was established to promote discussion about the histories and legacies of residential schools, to honour residential school survivors and their families, communities and nations, and the families, communities and nations of those little ones who never returned home from these schools.
Orange Shirt Day provides an opportunity to examine and renew our individual and collective responsibilities in realizing reconciliation. For CASWE-ACFTS members, this day invites a dialogue, reflection and action in enacting reconciliation in social work education and practice, and is a reminder to reflect the spirit of Orange Shirt Day in our thoughts, words and actions.
Dialogue Participants: Billie Allan of the Thunderbird Circle – Indigenous Social Work Educators’ Network, Andrea Thibodeau and Monica Batac, Chairs of the Student Committee, and Sheri McConnell of the Commitment to Change Working Group.
This meeeting is for CASWE-ACFTS members only. If you are a member and have not received the link to participate in the dialogue, please contact our Communications Coordinator, Lise Larocque.