The creators of the Every Child Matters hockey stick proudly display their sticks. (Photo via Clay DeBray’s Facebook page.)

A new hockey stick is hitting the ice. This orange and black stick comes with a message – that Every Child Matters.

Education and awareness

The sticks are designed to start conversations about what happened in Canada’s Residential Schools. The schools took Indigenous kids from their families and their homes. Some survived the trauma they experienced. Some didn’t.