For Youth Teams U13-U21
Starting in February 2022, Coaches and Managers can register their youth teams ranging from U13 to U21. To participate in the Orange Jersey Project. Each Team would receive a Welcome Kit that contains the jerseys and everything you need to inform, educate and engage youth about the history of the Indian Residential School System. (Coaches and Managers to register only.)
The Orange Jersey Project uses the power of sport to educate young athletes about the history of the residential school system, strengthen the path toward truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and promote the physical and mental wellness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through sport.
There will be a QR Code on each jersey that links to an online learning and sharing platform (referred to as the Learning Management System or LMS). The LMS for each sport will be tailored to that sport.
In the LMS, we will introduce Phyllis Webstad and include videos by Professional Indigenous Athletes sharing their experience with former Indian Residential Schools.
The LMS is an engaging environment for children to discover history of Indian Residential Schools. With the goal to encourage learning, engagement, sharing, and activities.
Coaches and Managers: Register Your Interest
If you would like to have your team participate in the Orange Jersey Project please complete the registration form.
Learning tools and resources will be provided by the Orange Shirt Society and thanks to our generous sponsors at Canadian Tire, this program is at no cost to teams.
Once your team receives the orange jersey package, we invite you to dedicate several practice meets throughout the season to wear the orange jerseys and spend a few minutes acknowledging the Treaty Lands upon which you are playing and the Indigenous Peoples who reside there. We also invite your team to participate in team-building activities off the ice to work through the curriculum together.
See sizing chart for jersey sizes included in your age group.HOCKEY SIZE CHART
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Orange Jersey Project. Registrations are now closed for the 2021/22 season. All registrations received after February 16, 2022, will be placed on a waitlist for the fall 2022/23 season. If you are interested in being on the waitlist, please enter your contact information below. A member of our team will be in contact as soon as our next season opens to confirm your participation.
Your team can help support the Orange Jersey Project.
Simply download our social media kit and start sharing!