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Every Child Matters Fundraiser


Every Child Matters Fundraiser - September 22-29, 2022

The Indigenous Student Centre will be selling orange toques for $20 (cash only) to raise funds for the Orange Shirt Society. The artwork in the hat design, featuring interlocking hands made to resemble a sweetgrass braid, is by OCAD U alumni Mariah Meawasige (Serpent River First Nation). 

Where can I purchase a toque?

Public Sale - The ISC will be hosting a public sale in the OCAD U Main Building Lobby on the following dates: Tuesday September 20, Thursday September 22, Tuesday September 27 and Thursday September 29 from 11AM-3PM. 

OCAD U Sale – OCAD U students, faculty and staff can purchase toques from the Indigenous Student Centre (Annex Building -113 McCaul Street, Level 4, Room 410) Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM starting on Monday September 19. Toques will be available for Indigenous OCAD U students at no cost, for a limited time. To request a toque, please contact by Wednesday September 21. 

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day at OCAD U

On September 30 2022, classes will be cancelledOrange Shirt Day, is now also recognized as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day was started by survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad. Phyllis was gifted a new orange shirt by her grandmother for her first day of school. Her shirt along with other items, was taken away on her first day of residential school at St. Joseph's Mission in British Columbia. Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30. See more events happening at OCAD U from September 26 to 30, 2022, to commemorate the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

The Indigenous Student Centre will be closed on Friday September 30. 

Need someone to talk to?

The list below contains 24/7 support services for Indigenous people.

  • Indian Residential School Crisis Line (For Survivors and Family) 1-866-925-4419 
  • Kids Help Phone Indigenous people can connect with an Indigenous crisis responder by messaging FIRST NATIONS, INUIT, or METIS to 686868 for young people and 741741 for adults or through Facebook Messenger 
  • FNMI Hope for Wellness Hotline 1-855-242-3310 
  • Anishnawbe Mental Health Crisis Line 416- 891-8606 
  • Talk4Healing Indigenous Women 1-855-554-4325 
  • Aboriginal Crisis Intervention Line 416-531-0330