Today, we’re commemorating Orange Shirt Day to acknowledge our commitment to listen and learn from the diverse perspectives of Indigenous Peoples. We’re proud to once again take part in this annual event and come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour former residential school survivors, their families and communities.
This year, to recognize the significance of this event, our 7G employees are wearing orange shirts from their home workspaces, our offices and field sites. Some of our teams are even getting extra creative this year and coordinating orange shirts during remote Teams meetings. No matter where our people are working during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re once again coming together to show our support and collective commitment to the Every Child Matters initiative.
We’re also thrilled to give back to our communities in honour of Orange Shirt Day. In Grande Prairie, we’re donating to the Friendship Centre’s Aboriginal Head Start Program to provide Thanksgiving Hampers and cultural games for families to enjoy. In Calgary, our head office location, we’re sponsoring the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary to support their commitment to building knowledge and awareness about reconciliation. In both our communities, we’re proud to participate in Orange Shirt Day and show our support for two tremendous organizations that are making a positive impact.
If you would like to learn more about Orange Shirt Day, visit www.orangeshirtday.org. And a big thanks to all our 7G employees for participating in this year’s event.
Today, 7G employees shared photos with their colleagues and families to commemorate Orange Shirt Day. This marks the second year 7G is recognizing this important event in Canadian history.