To view the 21 Days of Hope PDF document, please click here. 


To Community Leadership,

As part of its ongoing support to First Nations during the COVID-19 pandemic response, the Canadian Red Cross has created a valuable tool to help Leadership of Indigenous communities across the country provide support to their communities and deal with issues such as those stemming from physical distancing.

The 21 Days of Hope guide has been created for families with children and youth, ages 8- 16. This wellness resource is filled with ideas to be shared with community members on how families can cope with self-isolation.

Within the guide are activities on managing stress, staying connected with family and friends, supporting people in need, and so much more. We hope you and your community members can make use of this resource. The link for the guide is at the bottom of this message.

This national tool is available to the leadership of all Indigenous communities throughout Canada.

If your community needs assistance from the Canadian Red Cross, we have created the Help Desk to support Indigenous Community Leadership anywhere in Canada. Supported by Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, the Help Desk can provide support and information to Leadership on planning for health emergencies, infection prevention and control, and overall community wellness.

If your Community Leadership team has any questions or requires assistance, you can contact the Help Desk between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Manitoba time, seven days a week, at 1-833-937-1597.

Please click here for the link to 21 Days of Hope.

Shawn Feely, Vice-President, Manitoba and Nunavut, Canadian Red Cross