September 30 has a symbolic meaning for Orange Shirt Day, which was created to remember all survivors of residential school.

September 30 was chosen because it is this time of year when many children were taken from their homes to residential schools.

It grew from the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project and Reunion events in Williams Lake, BC in May 2013.

At that event, former residential school student, Phyllis Webstad, shared a personal story about her time at residential school.

At only six years of age she had her new orange shirt, a gift from her grandmother, taken from her.

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the annual Orange Shirt Day recognizes the harm caused by Indian residential schools.

Schools across Saskatchewan have joined in on the movement.

Those who are participating can tweet #orangeshirtday with their photo. If you want to see more images from across Canada on Sept. 30, follow this link.

The Canadian Press