Together time

Get ideas on how to spend time as a family that will help you raise caring and compassionate kids.

<center>5 Ways for young families to volunteer together</center>
5 Ways for young families to volunteer together

These organizations across Canada have low or no minimum age requirements for volunteers, making them perfect places for kids to take their first steps as community change-makers, while spending quality time with you. By Tamar SatovIf you’re reading this, you already know that volunteering is a great way to help kids understand that giving back […]

<center>15+ ways for your teen to earn volunteer hours</center>
15+ ways for your teen to earn volunteer hours

In a growing number of school boards and provinces around the country, secondary students must put in several workdays’ worth of volunteer hours to graduate—leaving them (and their parents) scrambling to figure out how they can best contribute.

<center>Meet a WE Family: The Kayes</center>
Meet a WE Family: The Kayes

When it comes to doing good, two sets of hands are better than one, as the Giamos and Ross families discovered. Their tween girls set out to collect used batteries as part of the Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign – and surprised everyone, even themselves, by surpassing their goal. Here’s how they did it.

<center>Renovate your gift-giving traditions</center>
Renovate your gift-giving traditions

Does your kid have a case of the “gimmes”? Many families are deciding to scale back on holiday gifts-or even cutting them out altogether—as a way of bringing the season’s focus back to what really counts. Read through these ideas together, and decide what makes sense for your family. “Since the kids were 2 and […]

<center>Host a Give a Goat Party!</center>
Host a Give a Goat Party!

Goats are cute, they’re great climbers and they’re a little bit silly. But did you know dairy goats can help lift families out of poverty? They are a source of nutritious milk, plus they can be bred and sold, providing sustainable income for the women who raise and take care of them. With economic independence […]

<center>Where in the World Can Your Family Help?</center>
Where in the World Can Your Family Help?

By hosting a WE Believe holiday party, making a donation and even through your shopping choices, your family can support WE Charity’s sustainable international development activities. Here’s how. When you make a donation to WE Charity, you’re helping WE Villages to implement community development in areas where there is a high incidence of child labor, […]

<center>Meet a WE Family: The Giamos/Ross Families</center>
Meet a WE Family: The Giamos/Ross Families

When it comes to doing good, two sets of hands are better than one, as the Giamos and Ross families discovered. Their tween girls set out to collect used batteries as part of the Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign – and surprised everyone, even themselves, by surpassing their goal. Here’s how they did it.

<center>Meet a WE Family: The Meyerowitzes</center>
Meet a WE Family: The Meyerowitzes

Each year, the Meyerowitz family invites other friends and neighbours to join, with their kids, in collecting food donations for WE Scare Hunger. “I want to be one of those kids!” declared Rachel Meyerowitz, her eyes on the WE Day stage. It was the first time she had experienced the day-long event at the Air […]

My son came home a man
My son came home a man

WE Day Family’s Toronto Co-Chair, Erica Ehm, recounts how just one week in Kenya with ME to WE unlocked her teenager’s drive to be a social activist—and a leader.

Creating a family mission statement to help raise caring and compassionate kids
Creating a family mission statement to help raise caring and compassionate kids

Borrow from best business practices and collaborate on setting family goals.

How Busy Families Can Find Time to Volunteer Together
How Busy Families Can Find Time to Volunteer Together

Finding the right volunteer opportunity isn’t always easy, Here’s how to get started.

6 Ways to Celebrate Peace
6 Ways to Celebrate Peace

Had enough of the negative news? Take a moment to look on the bright side and reflect on positive acts of peace.