What is Red Shirt Day?
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: to show their support for persons who are living with disabilities, and their commitment to helping to 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 takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. In 2020, Red Shirt Day will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020; and National AccessAbility Week is from Sunday, May 31 to Saturday, June 6, 2020.
On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, post a selfie or a group photo of you with your friends, classmates or colleagues – all wearing red – on social media with the hashtags:
#RedShirtDay, #RedForAccessAbility, #EasterSeals, #unstoppABLE.
Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019.