2011 was a banner year for POH in another important way. The Native Counselling Service of Alberta (NCSA) partnered with the project, and through the resourcefulness and dedication of their Education Coordinator, the NCSA attracted funding to take Project of Heart from coast to coast to coast, which, incredibly, would see POH taken up by Ministries of Education and/or school boards in all provinces and territories in the space of less than a year. This new period of a national profile for the initiative was called “Project of Heart Phase 2” and was spearheaded by Charlene Bearhead, then of the NCSA and now the Education Lead with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.