Reflect. Then Act.

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

On Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, 2021, One Day’s Pay launched a grassroots campaign to mobilize settlers to meaningfully recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.


Guided by  The Circle on Philanthropy, an Indigenous women-led organization that works to mobilize the settler philanthropic sector to move funds to Indigenous-led projects, movements, organizations and nations, Canadians responded to One Day’s Pay's invitation to meaningfully act: raising almost half a million dollars for The Orange Shirt Society and Indian Residential School Survivors Society.


For year two, our goal is to reach more Canadians and raise money for four Indigenous-led organizations.

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.

Please scroll down to see the four profiled organizations. Your donation goes directly to the organization you choose via the donate buttons below.
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IPS is an Indigenous-led charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers specialized training and consulting services to help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. Located in Lkwungen territories, IPS’ creation story starts more than 30 years ago with a group of founding Elders who saw a need for an Indigenous-led entity advocating for Indigenous children and youth within the child welfare system.


​While Indigenous child and family wellness remains a priority mandate of the organization, IPS programming has expanded. IPS now serves Indigenous peoples and communities, as well as providing training and resources for broader cultural competency among non-Indigenous audiences throughout British Columbia and across Canada.

Find out more about Indigenous Perspectives Society by clicking this link to their website

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Indigenous Watchdog is a vast repository of authoritative and timely information on Indigenous issues including all the TRC Calls to Action. 2000+ embedded links to primary source material deliver a level of detail that empowers researchers, policy analysts, educators, students, civil servants and others to take direct action to advance reconciliation in Child Welfare, Education, Language & Culture, Health, Justice etc.  Universities, boards of education, governments, social service organizations and more use IW.
Your funding will help Indigenous Watchdog in its mission to inform, educate and empower.


Find out more about Indigenous Watchdog by clicking this link to their website.

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Anishnawbe Health Foundation is an Indigenous-led registered charitable foundation that works with donors to support the vital work of Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT) and the reclamation of Traditional Healing practices. For over 30 years, AHT has been providing Indigenous and Western health services to the growing Indigenous community in Toronto, nearly 90,000-strong.


Your One Day’s Pay supports clients to overcome intergenerational trauma, chronic diseases, and complex health issues resulting from historical social inequities.

Find out more about the Anishnawbe Health Foundation 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.

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The Next Step - Sharing on Social Media

Take one more step to maximize your contribution by helping to spread the word. Invite two friends to give by using the following social media graphics and/or our sample text below, 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."


Deeper Engagement

Giving is great and here are some ways you can engage deeper on the day of Truth and Reconciliation.

Guide to Deeper Engagement

Guide to Resources


Who We Are

We are a small group of 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 relies on people who step forward and volunteer: from creating the branding to providing space, equipment, and labour for production.


Partnered With One Day's Pay 

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Media From Our 2022 Campaign

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

Media From Our 2021 Campaign


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