Our Culture

We’re like a high-tech start-up—fast-paced, nimble and creative. No two days are the same at our campuses in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Minneapolis, London, and beyond. We live out loud, honoring life, embracing adventure and measuring our success by the positive impact we make on the world and on each other.

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Galen Kerrick

Galen Kerrick

Manager of Operations and Educational Outreach, WE Charity Culture Club Team Member


“The person I am today is very different from the man who walked through WE Charity’s front doors almost six years ago. Thanks to remarkable opportunities like working with thousands of youth across Canada, being a part of WE Day, living and working in Kenya, and starting a brand new office in Seattle, WE Charity has helped me shape the kind of person I want to be in this world.

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In our organization we often talk about “our why”—why we do what we do. My “why” is offering young people the same opportunity I have had: to become aware of their own power and become the person they want to be.

Being a part of the Culture Committee within WE Charity and ME to WE, and being a part of shaping our culture has been such a pleasure and has allowed me to give back to the community that has given me so much.

With the Culture Committee I have worked on several notable projects including collecting feedback from past employees, pulling out recurring themes and determining at what level of the organization they were actionable in order to continually improve our culture.

Another exciting project was for WE Charity’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate this huge milestone we invited regional offices and country teams from five countries and four continents to collaborate on a lip-synching video to Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It”. After all, not only was that the number one song on the day WE Charity was founded but also, empowering youth to change the world is how WE do it.”

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan

Ecuador Country Director, WE Charity


“I left WE Charity to start a residential environmental education program in Southern India where we hosted retreats that gave adults the opportunity to explore their relationship with the natural world, as well as environmental lifestyle alternatives. I then returned to Toronto where I worked as a community organizer in anti-poverty initiatives, as an environmental consultant and a lobbyist in the health sector.

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I came home to WE Charity because the call to return to fieldwork with an organization of high integrity was too strong to ignore. Having built my own organization and worked for some of Canada’s larger non-profits, I recognized even more the incredible work that WE Charity does, the vision of our leadership and the dedication of our family of colleagues. I was excited about the impact that my work could have and the chance to face new challenges that only WE Charity could offer.

I came back with lessons that only years of entrepreneurship can bring, and a solid understanding of the project management cycle.

We’re idealists, and that drives all of us to expect more from ourselves, more from our teammates and more from the work that we do. We are continuously pushing each other to improve our impact and to carry out our work with integrity. It’s a team like no other.”

Melani McLeod

Melani McLeod


I left WE Charity / ME to WE after 6 years of service given an opportunity to launch a new brand of ethical clothing made locally in Canada and the opportunity to run the business. The experience allowed me to expand my skill set when it came to strategy, team management, sales and business development.

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Two years later, I decided to come back to the work with the organization and support at the executive management level on the ME to WE side. Working at WE has always been a dynamic, exciting work environment filled with the most amazing people and culture, collectively working to making an impact locally and globally. There is no other place like it and I am proud to be a part of once again.