We Create Change Tour
90 stops. 10 weeks. One epic tour. It all adds up to the Year of Education.
On April 10, Spencer West is embarking 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.
|St. John’s, Newfoundland||April 10 – 12|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia||April 13 – 15|
|Fredericton, New Brunswick||April 16 – 17|
|Quebec City, Quebec||April 18 – 22|
|Montreal, Quebec||April 22 – 27|
|Ottawa, Ontario||April 28 – 30|
|Renfrew, Ontario||April 30|
|Perth, Ontario||April 30 – May 1|
|Whitby, Ontario||May 2|
|Markham, Ontario||May 2|
|Richmond Hill, Ontario||May 5|
|Toronto, Ontario||May 3 – 6, May 11|
|Mississauga, Ontario||May 6|
|Oakville, Ontario||May 7|
|Hamilton, Ontario||May 8|
|London, Ontario||May 9 – 10|
|Waterloo, Ontario||May 12|
|Barrie, Ontario||May 14|
|Parry Sound, Ontario||May 15|
|North Bay, Ontario||May 16|
|Sudbury, Ontario||May 16|
|Sault St. Marie, Ontario||May 17 – 18|
|Thunder Bay, Ontario||May 19 – 20|
|St. Anne, Manitoba||May 21|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba||May 21 – 25|
|Brandon, Manitoba||May 26|
|Regina, Saskatchewan||May 27|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||May 27 – 28|
|Edmonton, Alberta||May 29 – June 2|
|Calgary, Alberta||June 2 – 4|
|Vernon, British Columbia||June 5|
|Kelowna, British Columbia||June 6 – 8|
|Chilliwack, British Columbia||June 9|
|Langley, British Columbia||June 9|
|Maple Ridge, British Columbia||June 10|
|Port Coquitlam, British Columbia||June 11|
|Vancouver, British Columbia||June 11 – 14|
|Scarborough, Ontario||June 16|
|Toronto, Ontario||June 16 – 17|
Meet Our Sponsors
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.
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.
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
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.