Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams

Celebrated in May and June, Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams invites individuals and organizations to join in reconciliation by planting heart gardens in their communities. Heart gardens honour residential school survivors and their families, as well as the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Each heart represents the memory of a child lost to the residential school system, and the act of planting represents that individual’s commitment to finding their place in reconciliation. In 2017, more than 4500 hearts were planted in gardens across Canada. Check out the First Nations Child & Caring Society of Canada’s website (https://fncaringsociety.com/honouring-memories-planting-dreams) for additional resources including the template for planting a heart garden, and seed packets.