Anxiety and stress levels are rising in Canadian classrooms—enter WE Well-being, a new initiative of WE Charity that will focus on self-care among students and teachers. The program is supported by the Erika Legacy Foundation, a suicide prevention charity, and the Hudson’s Bay Co. Read how the program will use online video modules to build safer schools, reduce stigma around mental health and improve social, emotional, physical and mental well-being.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has been working with youth and self-esteem for over 20 years and is open about her own struggles with bulimia as a young adult. She’s the perfect fit as an ambassador and ally for WE Well-being, a pilot project with educators in grades four to six that promotes mental well-being. Read more about how Sophie plans on working in prevention with WE Well-being, helping children and adolescents express personal stories of trauma from a young age.
The Property Brothers star Drew Scott tells Good Housekeeping about his ME to WE Trip to the Maasai Mara with fiancée Linda. They were struck by the gruelling traditional Kenyan water walk, where you must walk with a 20-litre jerry can of water for 45 minutes. Read about what inspired them the most and how they learnt to bead Rafiki Bracelets at the ME to WE Artisans shop.
Instyle Speaks to actress Olivia Holt, past participant of WE Day, on her trip to the Maasai Mara in Kenya with ME to WE Trips. Olivia chats about her life-changing experience, where she got to tour the Kisaruni Girls Secondary School, help build wells for clean filtered water and learn from the mamas how to bead Rafiki Bracelets.
The COO of Charity Navigator sits down with Craig Kielburger to chat about how he and his brother, Marc Kielburger, are making doing good, doable through the WE movement. The WE movement is made up of WE Schools, WE Families, WE Well-being, WE Villages and WE Day, all working together to help students and adults create positive social change. Read about the exciting WE Day UN event that brought together 13,000 students and inspiring guest speakers like Martin Luther King III, Ndaba Mandela and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Juan Manuel Santos.
WE Charity began more than 20 years ago, with a handful of kids taking a stand against child labour and fighting the underlying poverty that causes it. The WE movement soon realized that one of the first steps in creating sustainable international change is to have a generation of young do-gooders at home who want to take action. Read about how the WE movement gets youth involved, with programs like WE Schools, which gives students the resources they need to take action, and WE Day, a massive stadium-sized celebration of social good that brings together millions of kids across America, Canada and the UK.