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Easter Seals: Red Shirt Day 2021

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Add to Calendar 02-06-2021 00:00 02-06-2021 23:59 America/Toronto Easter Seals: Red Shirt Day 2021

Red Shirt Day is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity.

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In 2021, Red Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd.

On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, post a selfie or a group photo of you with your family, friends, classmates or colleagues – all wearing red – on social media with the hashtags: #RedShirtDay, #RedForAccessAbility, #EasterSeals and #unstoppABLE.

What is Red Shirt Day?

Red Shirt Day (for Accessibility and Inclusion) is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools, workplaces and spaces everywhere in order to create a visible display of solidarity for people and families living with disabilities, as well as to demonstrate their support and commitment for accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities in Canada.

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By wearing red on Red Shirt Day, Canadians are pledging to take individual and collective action to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities, in all aspects of life, in Canada.

Red Shirt Day is celebrated in conjunction with National AccessAbility Week and takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year.

What is the Red Shirt Day Pledge?

By wearing red on Red Shirt Day, participants are also making a pledge to educate and inform themselves on issues related to disability, and do what they can – individually and collectively – to remove physical and attitudinal barriers in their schools, workplaces and communities in order to make them truly accessible and inclusive places/environments for people of all abilities.

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For more information about Red Shirt Day and National AccessAbility Week, and resources and suggested activities on how to observe and celebrate Red Shirt Day and National AccessAbility Week in your schools, workplaces, businesses and communities, visit www.RedShirtDay.ca.