WECAS to host Bear Witness Day Teddy Bear Picnic to honour Jordan River Anderson – iHeartRadio

10 May 2023

Today is Bear Witness Day and Spirit Bear’s Birthday, a day which honours the memory of Jordan River Anderson, and Windsor will be taking part to ensure reconciliation continues.

The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society is partnering with the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre and Ska:na Family Learning Centre to host a drop-in Bear Witness Day Teddy Bear Picnic at Ojibway Nature Centre.

In 2005, five-year-old Jordan River Anderson died in hospital without ever having the experience of being cared for in his home.
According to The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, this is because “provincial and federal governments argued over who should pay for his at-home care; care that would have been immediately paid for had Anderson not been First Nations.”

Jordan’s Principle was put in place to make sure all First Nations children living in Canada have access to the products, services and supports they need, when they need them.

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