Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event in Canada that occurs on February 14 to help ensure First Nations children have the opportunity to grow up in a safe home, receive a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.
COVID-19 has changed the way Have a Heart Day 2021 will be celebrated. Instead of the usual public events, it is being encouraged that teachers, students, families and households celebrate the day within their classrooms, at home, or online.
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has provided several ideas for children and families to celebrate Have a Heart Day while still abiding by COVID-19 restrictions:
Events like Have a Heart Day are creating a movement where the Canadian landscape is one where First Nations children are able to grow up with honour and possibilities.