our partners

Program Partners

Free The Children is unique among Canadian charities in that it operates collaborative programs both domestically—through We Day and We Schools— and internationally, through our Adopt a Village international development model.

Our programs would not be possible without the dedicated support, time and collaboration of incredible program partners, school districts and many other supporters. Free The Children is deeply grateful for their help in empowering young people to create better communities and a better world.

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Aboriginal Education Initiative

The Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative was established in 2008 in order to initiate a variety of educational projects designed to provide Aboriginal Canadians with the opportunities they need to succeed. MAEI brings together Aboriginal organizations, the business community, post-secondary institutions, First Nation schools and provincially-funded school boards to implement programs to support Aboriginal students. Their goal is to support initiatives that improve education at the elementary and secondary school levels for Aboriginal Canadians.

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One Drop

ONE DROP—a non-profit organization established in 2007 by Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du SoleilTM—fights poverty worldwide through its projects aimed at supporting access to water and raising awareness about water-related issues. With its uniquely artistic approach, ONE DROP implements site-specific safe water and education initiatives while allocating solidarity financing loans. Worldwide, ONE DROP’s ongoing creative projects also raise awareness about water-related issues and encourage smarter water practices.

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Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation unifies organizations and leaders to work in partnership towards positive change for a healthy and inclusive world, with a key focus of improving the lives of those with spinal cord injuries.

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World Medical Relief

World Medical Relief’s mission is to help the medically-undeserved both at home and abroad by collecting and distributing medicines, medical equipment, medical supplies, and related materials. World Medical Relief facilitates the distribution of surplus medical resources where they are needed. As such, our programs have both a local and international focus. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs.

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Canadian Heritage

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Youth Take Charge program.

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Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Our membership and their respective agencies serve approximately 85% of people accessing essential food programs nationwide. Food Banks Canada strives to meet the short-term need for food, and find long-term solutions to hunger in order to reduce the need for food banks and emergency food services in Canada.

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National Youth Leadership Council

For 30 years, the National Youth Leadership Council has transformed classrooms, empowered teachers, and captivated students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, service-learning content to school districts, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs and everything in between.