Shannen's Dream - Participate

Everyone can help ensure First Nations children get safe and comfy schools and a good education. Here's how you can make a difference:

1. Sign up to support Shannen’s Dream. People of all ages and organizations can sign up - it is free and takes under two minutes!


2. Write to your Member of Parliament (MP) and to the Prime Minister. First Nations children should not have to fight for services all other children enjoy.


3. Spread the word! Get other people, schools, businesses, and organizations to sign up for Shannen’s Dream too!

  • Start a Shannen's Dream club at your school
  • Hold a brown bag lunch at your workplace to educate people about Shannen’s Dream and get people to sign up
  • Show a video from the Shannen's Dream Gallery and hand out bookmarks so people can find out more (and sign up too!).

4. Celebrate Have a Heart Day on February 14. Have a Heart Day invites caring people of all ages to send letters to their elected officials so that First Nations children have an equal chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy and proud of who they are. You can help by organizing a letter-writing or other event to raise awareness, and by spreading the word through social media like Facebook and Twitter. Learn more at: 


5. Organize an Our Dreams Matter Too walk on June 11. Encourage children, youth, families, schools and organizations in your area to write letters to their MP and the Prime Minister supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children and organize a walk to a mail box in your community! June 11 is the anniversary of the Prime Minister's apology for residential schools. The walk is held on June 11 to remind Canada that reconciliation means not saying sorry twice. Visit the website at:


6. Donate to Shannen's Dream. Hold a bake sale, car wash or other event to raise funds for Shannen’s Dream.

  • Donate online (Please specify your donation is for Shannen’s Dream)
  • Send a cheque (Please make payable to First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and specify that donation is for Shannen’s Dream).