14th: “Have A Heart Day”
The United Church of Canada is asking their communities of faith to participate in Have a Heart Day, held on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. This day is a project of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, led by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, which educates about and advocates for the rights of Indigenous children across Canada.
A prayer, and details about a Have a Heart Day activity can be found at this link.
The hope for Have a Heart Day is for non-Indigenous kids to learn about the different experiences of kids in Canada and take action out of a sense of compassion, and for Indigenous kids to speak from their hearts about what they want and need.