Red Shirt Day of Action for Accessibility and Inclusion

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

Join the movement for accessibility, inclusion, and equity! Take part in Red Shirt DayTM on 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 DayTM t-shirt to have an even greater impact this year.

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Quick Facts

  • Over 8 million Canadians have one or more disabilities.
  • Between 2017-222 in Canada, youth experienced the highest increase in disability rate.
  • 90% of Canadians believe people with disabilities are not fully included in society
  • Over 2.6 million people in Ontario have a disability.
  • 300K+ Ontario students have special needs and/or one or more disabilities

In 2023, participation in Red Shirt DayTM took place across the province from:

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

 

Support Red Shirt Day

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

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Get Social, Take Action!

“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

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