Creative Edge – National Day For Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day Program

How can we demonstrate a personal commitment to reconciliation through artistic expression? 

Program Description

Harbourfront Centre is committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. To this end, we continue to provide various educational opportunities to support you and your students in building connections to the cultural and artistic expression of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures. In September, our programming will focus on Canada’s history of residential schools and the ongoing intergenerational impacts. This full-day printmaking program will allow students the opportunity to make a personal commitment to reconciliation as the foundation for their visual artwork. 

Please note: this workshop will be facilitated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff members working collaboratively within each classroom space. 

To access resources for this year’s Orange Shirt Day as well as previous iterations, please click here.

Program Objectives

By the end of the Creative Edge – National Day For Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day Program program, students will:

  • Learn about Canada’s history of residential schools. 
  • Consider how to share a personal commitment to reconciliation through the creation of a visual arts piece. 
  • Use vocabulary related to Indigeneity and the printmaking process appropriately. 

Booking Details

Grades 4–8 (Full Day)

Available September 19-29, 2023

Regular rate applies

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Program Categories

Creative Edge, Onsite Program

Group of children watching an Indigenous performance