Children Youth

Reconciliation is all of us

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation campaign that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy and proud of who they are.

By participating in Have a Heart Day special events, you are taking peaceful and respectful actions to help make a better Canada for Indigenous children and their families.

This year’s Have a Heart Day breakfast, hosted by the Enyonkwa’nikonhriyohake’ (Good Minds) Program, will be held on February 3rd, 7-10:30am at  the Mohawk Community Centre, 1807 York Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.  Because this a PA day, it is hoped that more children, youth, families, service providers and community members can attend. Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the invitation.  For more information, contact Tracey Gazley at 613-967-0122, Ext. 175.

This is also a letter-signing event and letters to the Prime Minister will be available. If you are unable to attend the Have a Heart Day breakfast, CLICK HERE for a copy of the letter to sign and mail on your own.  You may also want to send a copy to your local Member of Parliament.

Some of you may be interested in attending the Have a Heart Day celebration at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 14th, 10:30-11:15am.  Please visit https://fncaringsociety.com/have-heart-day-parliament-hill for details about this and other national campaigns.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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