Have a Heart Day

Save the date! Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill happens February 14, 2017

In February 2016, more than 600 children and young people from across the National Capital Region and beyond gathered on Parliament to celebrate love and fairness for First Nations children. The students read letters, and shared songs and poems calling on the Prime Minister and all Canadians to have a heart for First Nations kids and give them the childhood they deserve. Listen to the children share their messages
Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill was supported by more than 40 events across Canada. Altogether, more than 5,500 Canadians celebrated Have a Heart Day in 2016. Thank you to everyone for helping make sure First Nations kids get the childhood they deserve!

About Have a Heart Day

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 be proud of who they are.

There are many ways you can celebrate Have a Heart Day. Here are some ideas: 

  • Host a Valentine’s Day party to raise awareness in your school or community. Choose a day leading up to Valentine's Day that makes sense for your class or community. 
  • Spread the word through social media like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #HaveaHeartDay

Explore the Have a Heart Day website to download Have a Heart Day resources, and to order bookmarks and buttons!

Through activities like Have a Heart Day, we are creating a movement where the landscape of Canada is only one of honour and possibility for First Nations children. 

Visit the Have a Heart Gallery to see photos from events across Canada! 

Reconciliation is all of us. Read this information sheet for ways you can help make a difference.