Ford’s Go Further Blog: Mackenzie Makes Change!

WCCTBlog-FordRibbon MackenzieWCCTWritten by Spencer West

For the past ten weeks, The We Create Change Tour has been driving across Canada to celebrate change, and we met so many heroes along the way! At Western Technical-Commercial School, Craig Kielburger interviewed Mackenzie Wilson, an incredible Grade 10 student who has gone further to make her community a better place.

As part of her school’s Free The Children club and the student council, Mackenzie has spearheaded change in her school community by encouraging her friends to give back. She was involved in a refreshing fundraiser where she sold 400 juice boxes to fundraise for a school overseas. During the holiday season, she wrapped about 40 box lids for Christmas hampers. She even learned a new skill to give back when she picked up knitting to make warm blankets for homeless youth!

I am so inspired by the creative ways that Mackenzie is driving change in her community, and can’t wait to see how she impacts a global community when she travels to Ecuador to volunteer this summer on a ME to WE trip! Keep up the great work, Mackenzie.


This spring, Spencer West embarked on the We Create Change Tour, a road trip to help Canadian youth go further in making change, brought to you by RBC and Ford, with Presenting Level Sponsors Cineplex and the Keg Steakhouse, Media Sponsor Metro and Supporting Sponsor Freshii. Joined by special guests and WE Day talent like Hannah Alper and Neverest, Spencer toured school communities to celebrate all of the positive change that Canadian youth are making locally and globally. Learn more about the Tour at