Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event 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 be proud of who they are.
This year, to prevent spreading COVID-19, Spirit Bear is #hibernating4health. So you may not see him out and about as often as in previous years. This doesn’t mean he isn’t still working hard to defend the rights and futures of First Nations kids.
But he does want help: kids who are also staying safe at home can make Snow Spirit Bears outside with families and share pictures of your snow bears and valentines on social media. Remember to use the hashtag #HaveaHeartDay and tag the Prime Minister and MPs; this way, Spirit Bear and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society can find your sculptures and art.
There are many other ways, both big and small, that you can celebrate Have a Heart Day in COVID-19 safe ways. Here are some ideas: