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Reflect. Then Act.

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation give one day's pay to support Indigenous projects, movements, organizations and nations.

“The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is an important step in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities. Starting this September 30, 2021, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will become a designated paid holiday for federally regulated workers in the public and private sector."

- Government of Canada, August 16, 2021

One Day’s Pay campaign is an invitation to all Canadians to meaningfully recognize this new federal statutory ‘holiday’ with more than reflection: it is an invitation to citizens, organizations, businesses, and communities to act by giving one day’s pay - or an amount of their choice - to Indigenous-led projects, movements, organizations and nations. 

One Day’s Pay has teamed up with The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, an extraordinary Indigenous-led organization that works to mobilize the settler philanthropic sector to move funds to Indigenous-led projects, movements, organizations and nations.

One Day. One Step.

Many Indigenous-led projects, organizations and movements either aren’t eligible to become registered charities or choose not to seek charitable status. One Day’s Pay invites those who can to give generously, abundantly, and without restriction. That includes giving without requiring a charitable tax receipt on September 30.


Click below to give now, then take one more step to maximize your contribution. Help spread the word and invite two friends to give by using the following post or your own words:

"I just donated my one day's pay to Indigenous-led organizations @onedayspay. I invite @friend'sname and @friend'sname to take this step with me and give by September 30th."

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For over 20 years the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society has been doing the necessary work for the cultural, spiritual and physical well-being of not just former students of residential schools, but to the multitude of those adversely impacted intergenerationally.

+ tax receipts available

Find out more about IRSSS by clicking this link to their website

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The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.


Find out more about the Orange Shirt Day Society by clicking this link to their website.



The National Association of Friendship Centres is a network of over 100 Friendship Centres and Provincial/Territorial Associations, which make up part of the Friendship Centre Movement–Canada's most significant national network of self-determined Indigenous owned and operated civil society community hubs offering programs, services and supports to urban Indigenous people.

Find out more about the National Association of Friendship Centres by clicking this link to their website.


The Next Step - Sharing on Social Media

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Launch Kit

Instagram/Facebook Posts

To download the One Day's Pay Launch Kit and learn how you and your orgnanization can support our campaign launch please click on the One Day's Pay logo above on the left.


To share that you or your organization has just given to Indigenous-led organizations through the One Day's Pay campaign or to share a message of support for One Day's Pay, please click on the images above to view and download Facebook and/or Instagram posts that you can post on your social media channels. 


Deeper Engagement

Giving is great, but you want to do more! Here are some ways you can engage deeper on the day of Truth and Reconciliation.

ODP Guide to Deeper Engagement

ODP Guide to Resources


Who We Are

We are a small group of 5 friends and colleagues, both settlers and newcomers, who wanted to do more than reflect on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - we wanted to act.  We knew we were not alone in this.  The One Day’s Pay Team — guided by The Circle on Philanthropy — come from education, arts and entertainment, communications, philanthropy and design. 

The One Days Pay campaign relied on people who stepped forward and volunteered: from creating the branding to providing space, equipment, and labour for production.


Partnered With One Day's Pay 

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Official One Day's Pay Supporters

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Here are links to some of the of media stories that One Day's Pay featured in. If you are a member of the media and would like to chat with us, please contact us at info@OneDaysPay.ca.


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