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We Create Change Tour

90 stops. 10 weeks. One epic tour. It all adds up to the Year of Education.

This spring, Spencer West embarked on the We Create Change Tour, a road trip to help Canadian youth go further in making change, brought to you by RBC and driven by Ford. Joined by special guests and We Day talent like Hannah Alper and Neverest, Spencer will be touring school communities to celebrate all of the positive change that Canadian youth are making during the Year of Education. Every $20 donated provides a brick—the cornerstone of a new school that will open doors for hundreds of children and lay the foundation for thriving Free The Children communities. Change starts with one child, one classroom, one dream, but when we work together, it reaches an entire generation.

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Fundraise for a school through the We Create Change coin drive, made possible by RBC.

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St. John’s, Newfoundland & LabradorApril 11
Halifax, Nova Scotia April 14-15
Fredericton, New BrunswickApril 16
Quebec City, QuebecApril 17-22
Montreal, QuebecApril 23-25
Ottawa, OntarioApril 28-29
Renfrew, OntarioApril 30
Perth, OntarioMay 1
Whitby, OntarioMay 2
Richmond Hill, OntarioMay 5
Mississauga, OntarioMay 5
Toronto, OntarioMay 6
Oakville, OntarioMay 7
Hamilton, OntarioMay 8
London, OntarioMay 9
Waterloo, OntarioMay 12
Barrie, OntarioMay 14
Parry Sound, OntarioMay 15
North Bay, OntarioMay 16
Thunder Bay, OntarioMay 20
Winnipeg, ManitobaMay 21-23
Brandon, ManitobaMay 26
Moosejaw, SaskatchewanMay 27
Saskatoon, SaskatchewanMay 28
Edmonton, AlbertaMay 29-June 2
Calgary, AlbertaJune 3-4
Vernon, British ColumbiaJune 5
Kelowna, British ColumbiaJune 6
Chilliwack, British ColumbiaJune 9
Langley, British ColumbiaJune 9
Maple Ridge, British ColumbiaJune 10
Port Coquitlam, British ColumbiaJune 11
Vancouver, British ColumbiaJune 12-13
Toronto, OntarioJune 16-17
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How Ronnie and Eddie Drove Change

Written by Spencer West We did it! The We Create Change Tour has wrapped up, and I am so inspired […]

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Ford’s Go Further Blog: Mackenzie Makes Change!

Written by Spencer West For the past ten weeks, The We Create Change Tour has been driving across Canada to […]

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We Create Change Tour Comes Home!

What an adventure! After 10 weeks on the road and more than 90 stops, the We Create Change Tour is […]

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We Create Change Tour Finale Webcast

After 10 weeks on the road, 90 stops across nine provinces, and a whole lot of fun, the We Create […]

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Ford’s Go Further Blog: Cam Waller Creates Change Creatively

Written by Spencer West Mt. Boucherie Secondary School blew me away when the We Create Change Tour visited last week! […]

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For media inquiries, please contact Julia Thomas at julia.thomas@freethechildren.com or Robyn Bluestein at robyn@freethechildren.com
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Meet Our Sponsors

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RBC is passionate about empowering Canadian youth and communities with the resources to dream big and change the world. It all starts with financial literacy—helping change-makers set goals, plan for the future and deepen the impact of their fundraising. And when young Canadians help bring education to developing communities, they are laying the foundation for economic independence and sustainability worldwide. Fundraise for a school through the We Create Change coin drive, made possible by RBC.


Ford is dedicated to inspiring young Canadians to reach beyond expectations and their own limits through Model We. Model We embodies the principals of teamwork, innovation and efficiency and proves that together we can spark positive change in our communities through the pursuit of a common goal. With Model We, Ford is committed to supporting and amplifying the actions that youth are taking to improve their communities, and demonstrating what we can achieve when we work together. Check out Ford’s Go Further Blog and find out who is driving change in your community.


Presenting Sponsors

Cineplex and Free The Children are teaming up to help Canadian youth change lives in their communities and across Canada. As a sponsor of the We Create Change Tour, Cineplex is providing the opportunity for youth to participate in action summits in five cities at Cineplex theatres across Canada. Each summit will host local youth, providing them with education, inspiration, and tangible skills necessary to take action and create positive change.


The Keg Steakhouse + Bar has been a proud supporter of Free The Children since 2006. Through The Keg Spirit Foundation, the support has been directed towards the We Schools in Action program encouraging Canadian youth to support projects in their communities and abroad. As a proud sponsor of the We Create Change Tour, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar is excited to help celebrate and share the amazing stories of what Canadian youth are doing to support Free the Children’s Year of Education.


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Meet the hosts

Author and Me to We motivational speaker Spencer West, who lost his legs at the age of five, has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and walked from Edmonton to Calgary on his hands and in his wheelchair to fundraise for Free The Children. “I’ve met parents in Ghana who built bamboo classrooms with their own hands so their kids could go to school. I’ve talked to girls in Kenya and India and around the world about the power of education. Everywhere I go, empowerment starts with the same dream—the dream of going to school.” —Spencer West
11-year-old activist Hannah Alper is a Me to We inspirational speaker and Free The Children ambassador. She began her blog CallMeHannah at age nine to motivate young people to make a difference, no matter their age.“School is a place where we can learn and discover who we are and who we can be. I’m lucky to live in Canada where I get to go to school. Everyone should have that chance!” —Hannah Alper
Spee, Paul and Greg make up the chart-topping music sensation Neverest. When they aren’t writing and performing hits like “About Us,” “Everything” and “Take Cover,” they’re joining Spencer on his next big adventure in support of Free The Children’s Year of Education.“We took a trip to Nicaragua and saw the difference in the lifestyle of kids who couldn’t go to school compared to kids who were given the opportunity. That really opened our eyes to the impact that education has.” —Neverest

Why Education?

Change-making youth across Canada have proven time and time again that education is the first step in equipping a generation to take action, at home and abroad. Schools lay the foundation for economic empowerment, financial literacy and sustainable thinking, and equip children to transform their families, their communities, and their world—for good.
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