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We are extremely excited to announce our 2024 Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Design!  A HUGE congratulations to our contest winner, Aliyah Bautista, for her beautiful design.

Aliyah is a grade 11 student from Ponoka, Alberta.  Her design features a child in the middle to represent the “I” in child.  However, it is also to honour those who have died as a result of the Indian Residential Schools or are healing from them.  It’s to remind people that all children are important.  To Aliyah, Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to recognize how many individuals have lost their families and cultures as a result of residential schools.  Participating in Orange Shirt Day honours those who have lost their freedom, language, and worth, and raises awareness about the damage done by the schools and respects those that attended them.

Thank you again, Aliyah, for your meaningful design and for your help in raising awareness on the impacts of Indian Residential Schools.