Jun 25, 2021
Colour Teddy Bears to Support Residential School Survivors & Their Families
We, like all Canadians and many others around the world, are deeply saddened by the ongoing discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential school sites. Recently, teddy bears have become one way to show support for residential school survivors and their families. Teddy bears remind us of the children who were denied comfort, love, and other symbols of childhood, including toys. If you’re looking for a way to express support for and solidarity with residential school survivors and their families, we encourage you to pick up a teddy bear colouring page from any Saskatoon Public Library location or to print it from home. Writing messages of support on the teddy bears is also encouraged.
Once you’ve finished, drop off your completed sheet at any Saskatoon Public Library location and we will place it on display.
If you need help, the Residential School Crisis Line is open 24 hours and available to provide emotional and crisis referral services: 1-866-925-4419.