University of Victoria Grad Student Society

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Have a Heart Day

The GSS is supporting Have a Heart Day, a national day to support reconciliation and a campaign to ensure equitable education and health resources for First Nations children.

When: From Wednesday, February 8, 10:30 am to Friday, February 10, 4:00 pm

Where:  UVIC Grad Centre foyer

What: Decorate and sign a Valentine's Day postcard to the Prime Minister in support of this campaign. Participants will be encouraged to

-          Colour their card, add a personal message, and post it on the Grad Centre campaign display. We will mail the cards next week for Valentine’s Day.

-          Use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share a photo of yourself and your card with the hashtags #HaveaHeartDay and/or #JourneeAyezUnCoeur. 

To read more about the Have a Heart Day, see the First Nations Caring Society campaign site.


Want to learn more?

 Canada Human Rights Case on equitable funding for children living on reserve

-          Canada Human Rights Tribunal ruling

-         First Nations Caring Society “by the numbers” fact sheet on the human rights case

-         CBC’s Peter Mansbridge interviews Cindy Blackstock about the Human Rights ruling [Youtube Video] 

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action 

Reconciliation syllabus: A resource for educators interested in developing curriculum that address indigenous rights and culture from K – PhD