Western Hockey League
The Western Hockey League, Orange Shirt Society, and Orange Jersey Project have partnered together to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, with an emphasis on supporting Indian Residential School Reconciliation; creating awareness of the individual, family, and community intergenerational impacts of the Indian Residential Schools; and creating awareness of the concept of “Every Child Matters.”
In September 2022 as part of its commitment to supporting the purposes of the Orange Shirt Society, the WHL commissioned Metis artist Kim Vizi-Carmen of Pinerock Graphics to create a special WHL Truth and Reconciliation logo. This special logo was worn by WHL Clubs in the form of a helmet decal from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 9 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. WHL Clubs will continue to wear this special logo each season in close proximity to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Additionally, the WHL will be participating in the Orange Jersey Project in February 2023. By participating in the Orange Jersey Project, the WHL and its participating Clubs will promote the physical and mental wellness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through sport while contributing to a conversation that has the power to change how Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities live together. WHL Clubs will sport orange jerseys, which will then be auctioned off following the campaign with 100 per cent of proceeds going back to the Orange Jersey Project.