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We Day and We Act
Locally active, globally aware.
We Day is an educational event and the movement of our time—a movement of young people leading local and global change. We Day is tied to the yearlong We Act program, which offers curricular resources, campaigns and materials to help turn the day’s inspiration into sustained activation.
We Act is the blueprint for young people to take action as agents of social change.
Why? Because we believe that we are the first generation that can truly end the worst forms of poverty, embrace we thinking and we acting and remove the barriers to youth being agents of social change. And there’s no time to waste: every single day we have the opportunity to make this world a better place. And everyone has a role to play.
How are we doing this? By pushing forward the boundaries of charity and creating change. It’s a worldwide movement that proves anyone can change the world—and revolutionizes how we make that change.
We Day and Free The Children
How are the international charity and the movement of our time connected?
Free The Children is the international charity: A holistic, high-impact charity and an educational partner that empowers young people to change the world. We Day inspires us into action.
We Day is the signature experience: the movement of our time, bringing together a generation of youth to be engaged in changing the world through an inspirational event and year-long educational initiative. We inspire Free The Children into action.
We Day is an initiative of Free The Children, which works with schools to implement the We Act program. Staging each We Day—now in eight cities across Canada, and growing—is a massive undertaking.
We Day is the fuel for the spark created by Free The Children, to realize their goal of enabling young people to make the world a better place.
A Legacy of We
Read about how the movement began in 2007 and track the evolution of We Day.Our legacy