Join CANEX in Commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Purchase your orange t-shirt at your local CANEX while quantities last!

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As we come together to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, CANEX and Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) proudly announce their support for this important day with their limited-edition orange t-shirts.

Designed by Indigenous artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties, the artwork symbolizes protection, support, and love – values that reflect the spirit of this day. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of residential schools’ individual, family and community inter-generational impacts and promote the concept of ‘Every Child Matters’. The orange shirt symbolizes the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations. As of 2021, Orange Shirt Day has taken on the moniker of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

In partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), CANEX will donate 100 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of the shirts back to the NCTR. The Centre is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the Indian residential school system in Canada, ensuring that the experiences of survivors and their families are never forgotten.

We invite all Defence Team members to show their support for this day by purchasing one of these unique t-shirts. Not only will you be helping to raise awareness and support for important causes, but you will also be showing your commitment to building a better and more compassionate future for all Canadians. In addition to simply wearing the orange shirt, Defence Team members are encouraged to learn more about the history of residential schools and their assimilation practices.

We are proud to be a part of this vital initiative and grateful to Chantelle Trainor-Matties for her incredible design. We hope you will join us in commemorating National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and helping to impact our communities positively.

Purchase your orange t-shirt at your local CANEX while quantities last!

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