WE Families Articles

Discover ideas, advice and inspiration for your family.

WE Family Profile: The Teels

Parents Sandy and Mark have always believed in helping others. But it wasn’t until their son Andrew came into their lives that they understood how much further their family’s acts of kindness could go. By Tamar Satov Most people don’t choose to spend Christmas Eve on the street—and that fact is exactly what motivated Andrew […]

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12+ ways to gift it forward

Offering a gift or a kind gesture “just because” is a simple way to lift someone else’s spirits, while lifting your own at the same time. To help you think about how you and your family might want to “gift it forward” this holiday season, here are a dozen ideas other families have tried and […]

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This holiday, #GiftGood

Where in the world can my family help? By hosting a Give a Goat Party, making a donation and even through your shopping choices, your family can support WE Charity’s sustainable international development activities.

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WE Family Profile: The Caos

By sharing their love of reading, this Vancouver crew are bringing their community closer together. By Tamar Satov When Jason Cao came of age in Vancouver in the 1980s, he felt like his neighbours had his back. “If I didn’t have homework, I’d get on my BMX and ride around and hang out at the […]

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VIDEO: Mental wellness

The Globe and Mail’s Erin Anderssen, a mom of two teens who writes often on health issues for the paper, shares why it’s important to talk about mental health. Watch with your tween and teen-aged kids.

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10+ ways to keep kids busy—and doing good—when school’s out

Set your kids up for summer-break success with these fun, easy (and even—sssh!—educational) activities that help them explore social issues and give back to your community. Pick and choose from the ideas below that best fit your child’s age and interests. By Tamar Satov Have a ball Help your budding Jose Bautista find a local […]

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9 Video Games for Socially Conscious Kids

Move over, Mario, and farewell, Fortnite: Here are a dozen games that can help your kids plug-in to social issues—and set them on a lifelong path of doing good. By Tamar Satov Video gaming often gets a bad rap, particularly when children are the ones in front of the screens. But it turns out there […]

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Meet a WE Family: The Nayyars

Taking care of others is part of this family’s heritage. Here’s how they pay it forward. By Tamar Satov Ask Anjum Nayyar where she developed her deep empathy for others and a desire to give back, and it’s no surprise she credits her South Asian background. After all, cultural heritage is a huge influence for […]

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WE Take Charge

Through simple, everyday actions, your family can help to protect our planet. Earth is our home—a home we currently share with nearly 7.5 billion people, a figure that’s expected to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. As the population increases, so does the strain on the environment. We can all do our part to ensure […]

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WE Take Charge

Plant a garden or organize a community clean-up to raise awareness ofenvironmental issues and help protect the planet. WE Take Charge Earth is our home—a home we currently share with nearly 7.5 billion people, a figure that’s expected to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. As the population increases, so does the strain on the […]

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