Ursula Bears

The Ursula Project - Bear Hugs

Ursula Bear wearing a blue sweater Extraordinary times call for simple yet extraordinary measures. Our foundresses, the Ursuline Sisters, knew this. They provided for us a legacy of women who are reaching out into the world to make a difference in it. ‘Ursula’ honours them and their extraordinary sacrifices of love.

Ursula, Latin for ‘little female bear,’ reminds us  to have courage—and steadfast faith—amidst all we face.

Companion, Story Engager, Community Connector, Supporter, Change Maker, Spirit Embracer, Global Ambassador.

This little bear with a big message shares hope as we reach out into community and beyond.

Bear Hugs—made possible through donations and proceeds thanks to generous donors—are gifted by way of note cards and messages of hope as Ursula is shared with those in need of connection. 

The Ursula Project has proudly provided bear hugs and support to: long-term care, students in crisis, newcomers to Canada, children's camp and library programs, emergency response and responders, after-care, crises support, displaced families and children, and support at the Ukrainian border—among others.  We look forward to sharing Ursula as broadly as possible through your support.  

"Be kind and compassionate toward each other.
Build community wherever you go."
- St. Angela Merici

Would you like to help strengthen community by spreading love and care into the world? Donate Bear Hugs and place Ursula in the hands of those in need of connection.

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For further information on The Ursula Project and Bear Hugs—or to engage story as a Community Connector or Global Ambassador—please contact: Catherinanne George, Director of Mission and Ministry. 

Donations can be made by e-transfer to theursulafund@uwo.ca - in comments, please note 'donation' and include your contact information for tax receipt (issued on donations over $20).

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