May 29, 2024

Red Shirt Day 2024

Red Shirt Day 2024 will be Wednesday, May 29, 2024

What is Red Shirt Day?

Red Shirt Day of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for disabled people and their families, celebrate the achievements of disabled Canadians, and to pledge their commitment to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society.

Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019. It takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year.

NEXT YEAR (2025) we will have red shirts available for purchase, funds will go to support the life-changing programs and services at Easter Seals! The design of next year’s red shirts will be from the winner of this year’s National AccessAbility Week T-Shirt Design contest! This contest is open to students in grades 6-12, and the deadline for submissions is May 19th, 2024! Get the details and submit your design now!

#RedShirtDay #RedForAccessAbility

Anyone can take part in Red Shirt Day. Put on your favourite red shirt, take some photos and make a pledge to help improve accessibility and inclusion in your community. Then post your photos and your pledge on social media with the hashtags. #RedShirtDay #RedForAccessAbility

A screenshot of the news segment on Citynews reporting about Red Shirt Day

Click to watch a CityNews report about Red Shirt Day.

What is National AccessAbility Week?

Established in 2017, National AccessAbility Week celebrates and highlights some of the important initiatives aimed at creating an Accessible Canada.

National AccessAbility Week begins on the last Sunday in May every year. This year is May 26- June 1st!