Order Today or Make Your Own!
Every Child Matters Design 2023

2023 Official Merchandise

In one simple action, by wearing an orange shirt, you are acknowledging the pains of residential school, while contributing to create a future where indigenous communities are included and honoured. 

Shirts

Want to order shirts for your school, organization or business? We have partnerships to supply shirts and other merchandise across Canada! Get in touch, or order from one of our official retailers:

Premiere Retailers

Kit and Kaboodle

McCabe Promotional

Aritzia

Canadian Tire

London Drugs Available in stores, while supplies last

Mark’s – Unisex adult

Mark’s – Unisex youth

Thrifty Foods – Available in stores, while supplies last

Other OSS Retailers

Turtle Lodge Trading Post

South Island Crafts

Orange Shirt Day T-Shirt
T-Shirt
Orange Shirt Day Hoodie
Sweatshirt

Beaded Lapel Pins

We also have a partnership with Tribal Roots Inc. to produce beaded Orange Shirt lapel pins.

The 2024 Orange Shirt Design Contest is Now Closed!

About the 2023 Design

Congratulations to Grade 10 student, Charliss Santos, from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, this year’s winner of the Official 2023 Orange Shirt Day Design!

WHAT ORANGE SHIRT DAY MEANS TO ME

“Orange Shirt Day is a day of reminiscence, where we look back on our dark past and reflect on the actions we have given to the First Nations people. This day acknowledges and brings to life their struggles and hardships, especially during the Indian Residential School period. I wear my orange shirt to show my support for the Indigenous community and to tell them that they are not alone in their healing process”

WHAT MY DESIGN IS ABOUT

My design showcases an Indigenous child encompassed in two hands and surrounded by people, a heart, and an eagle. The child’s silhouette represents all the Indigenous children who suffered or were impacted by the Indian Residential schools. The people surrounding the child represent the strong communities of the Indigenous people and the way they support each other. The heart represents healing and forgiveness, and the eagle symbolizes acceptance, honesty, and freedom.

Charliss Santos, Grade 10 student from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada
Winner of the Official 2023 Orange Shirt Day Design

Every Child Matters Design 2023

Copyright

The Society owns the rights, including copyright, to the official Orange Shirt Designs for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. None of our official Orange Shirt designs can be used in any way without prior written consent. The Society has filed for ​Canadian and United States Copyright for these Designs.

Get creative with your own designs!

Those wanting to design their own shirts are encouraged to do so.

Feel free to put a design on an orange shirt that means something to you or to your Nation, but please be sure to use our slogan, Every Child Matters.

You also may want to wear an orange bandana, scarf, button, (or whatever else you like) and those can be fun to design too!

Please make sure you are in compliance with our Branding and Copyright Policy when creating your own shirts.