Brianne Whyte (For Our Kids Toronto), Natalie Caine (For Our Kids national support team), Vanessa Brown (FOK-Toronto), Anne Keary (FOK-Toronto) deliver a copy of What We Love to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's office and staff on June 30.
Parents, grandparents, kids and families from across the For Our Kids network committed to learning about the Indigenous territories they live on this Spring, and contributed to a heartfelt collection of photos and artwork about nature, what they love and want to protect. The submissions were compiled and published in a new book called What We Love.
The book sets those images to a poem about loving the planet and understanding our responsibility to respect, appreciate, and nurture the land and water for future generations. Check it out the book in digital form here or in video form here.
The book was hand-delivered to Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's office today, and will find its way to the offices of many more political leaders over the next few months. The mothers delivering the book requested a reaction video, as well as a follow-up meeting with the Minister to discuss an end to colonial violence in Canada, transitioning our economy away from fossil fuels and financing a just transition.
What We Love carries a message of urgency and action to decision-makers at every level, in a physical form that they can hold; a reminder that the power to protect what we love is in their hands.
Read more in For Our Kids' media release here.