Red Shirt Day™ of Action for Accessibility and Inclusion

Wear Red. Make a Pledge. Support Canadians living with disabilities.

Join Easter Seals Ontario in the movement for accessibility, inclusion, and equity! Take part in Red Shirt Day™ on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 by wearing red, making a pledge, and supporting Canadians living with disabilities.

A boy in his wheelchair in a red t-shirt.
Red t-shirt

Join the Movement

Established by Easter Seals Canada in 2019, this annual event takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. 

Red Shirt Day™ is more than just wearing red; it’s also about making a commitment to remove physical, attitudinal, and systemic barriers to accessibility and inclusion in your school, workplace, or community.

Order the official Easter Seals Ontario Red Shirt Day™ t-shirt to have an even greater impact this year.


Quick Facts

Canada Wide

Over 8 million Canadians have one or more disabilities.

Youth and Disability

Between 2017-2022 in Canada, youth experienced the highest increase in disability rate.


90% of Canadians believe people with disabilities are not fully included in society

Last Year 

  • 62 Ontario MPs and MPPs
  • 14 Ontario Municipalities
  • 45 Ontario Schools

participated in Red Shirt Day™  across the province.


Over 2.6 million people in Ontario have a disability.


300K+ Ontario students have special needs and/or one or more disabilities

You Can Help

Take part this Red Shirt Day to make a difference.

“Disability is an issue of concern for all Canadians. At some point in our lives, we all will use services built and designed to make Canada more accessible and inclusive.”

—Council of Canadians with Disabilities

A Red Shirt Day t-shirt.

Support Red Shirt Day™

Your donations go towards vital programs and services that benefit children, youth, and young adults with physical disabilities across Ontario.


Get Social, Make a Pledge!

A woman in a red shirt holds up a pledge.
Diamond and Diamond staff wearing red shirts.A man in a red shirt.
A girl in a red shirt flashing the peace sign.Sunrise Medical staff wearing red shirts.
Booster Juice staff wearing red shirts.A group of women in red shirts.

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