Thursday, October 14, 2021
CDI College led a student fundraiser to raise money for Orange Shirt Day, or the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in BC. Orange T-shirts were sold by donation to students and other members of the community, and the total amount raised was $4,500 towards the Orange Shirt Society.
Prior to September 30, CDI College students were asked to participate in a friendly design competition to create CDI College’s official orange T-shirts. Through a vetted submission process – Krystal, Child and Youth Services Worker graduate of Edmonton City Centre campus – was nominated and her T-shirt design was chosen on behalf of CDI College. Her design was prominently displayed on the front of each orange T-shirt, sold by donation.
In addition to selling orange T-shirts by donation, each CDI College region across Canada made it a focus to support local Indigenous businesses, leading up to Orange Shirt Day. A featured business was chosen in each of the Canadian provinces in which a CDI College campus resides. Learn more here.