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Put Reconciliation into Action — Celebrate Have a Heart Day!

On February 14, put reconciliation into action—celebrate 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:

- Join the celebration on Parliament Hill on February 10.
- Host a Valentine’s Day party in your school or community to raise awareness and promote reconciliation. Choose a day leading up to Valentine’s Day that makes sense for your classroom or community.
- Send a Valentine’s Day card or letter supporting Have a Heart Day to the Prime Minister and your Member of Parliament.
- Spread the word through social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Use the hashtag #HaveaHeartDay.

Visit HaveaHeartDay.ca to download campaign resources, order buttons, and view photos from past events.

To join the Parliament Hill event, and for ideas on bringing reconciliation into the classroom, please get in touch with Courtney Powless (First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada) at cpowless@fncaringsociety.com.

In the meantime, be sure to check out this incredible music video on reconciliation by the students at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School in Gatineau, Quebec.

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