Orange shirts available for purchase at York U Bookstore

Every Child Matters shirt - design by Peggy Pitawanakwat
Every Child Matters shirt (design by Peggy Pitawanakwat)

The York U Bookstore is now selling “Every Child Matters” orange shirts, which are available to order online or purchase in store.

Design by artist Peggy Pitawanakwat
Design by artist Peggy Pitawanakwat

University community members are invited to wear an orange shirt on Sept. 30 and join the journey toward reconciliation.

The design (pictured here) was created by artist Peggy Pitawanakwat, a former chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. She is treasurer for Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society, which is working to break the cycle of Indigenous women’s over-representation in Canada’s prisons; co-ordinator of First Peoples at Seneca College; and a member of the Thunderbird Clan.

The image on the T-shirt is being used as part of the official ceremony for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

All profits from the sales of these shirts will support the Orange Shirt Society and the Seneca College Indigenous Student Bursary Fund.

Quick facts about the shirts:

  • Shirts are available in sizes from small to 5XL.
  • The T-shirts sell for $19.99 in store and online.
  • The bookstore is open to the public.
  • For online orders, shipping in Canada is $2.99 and there is also a free pickup option by appointment.

To order online, visit the York U Bookstore website.