Bear Witness Day brings awareness to Jordan’s Principle – CBC

Society urges Canadians to snap photos of teddy bears and post them to social media

May 10, 2017

Spirit Bear is not a household name, but he has become the symbol of Jordan’s Principle, a child’s-first principle meant to ensure that First Nation children receive the health care they need without delays.

He is a small teddy bear who can often be seen posing alongside children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Spirit Bear will be no doubt posing for a few more photographs on Wednesday as part of Bear Witness Day, a social media campaign created by the society.

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