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.


The College Board
Aboriginal Education Initiative

Launched in fall 2016, the AP with WE Service program allows hundreds of AP teachers in six AP subjects to relate their curriculum directly to community and global service-learning projects sponsored through WE Day.

The Rick Hansen Foundation
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. Rick Hansen, the Founder and CEO of the Foundation, has spoken on numerous occasions to the young people attending WE Days across Canada, inspiring them and calling on them to follow their dreams.

Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative
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. MAEI is supporting WE Schools in delivering Aboriginal programming that will educate non-Aboriginal Canadian youth and help make Aboriginal issues a priority for all Canadians.

Canadian Heritage — Youth Take Charge
Canadian Heritage

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Youth Take Charge program. The Youth Take Charge Program is a government initiative that supports youth-led projects focused on Canadian history and heritage; civic engagement and youth service; arts and culture; and economic activities. Through the program, youth participants have the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge about Canada’s rich history and diversity and become more active and engaged citizens.

National Youth Leadership Council
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. NYLC’s goal is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities, through service-learning.

world medical relief
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.

Tribes Learning Community
Tribes Learning Community

The Tribes Learning Community process creates a caring learning environment for social, emotional, and academic achievement in the classroom, school, and throughout the wider community. Tribes TLC is a process that creates a culture that maximizes learning and human development, and is philosophically rooted in the sincerity of “ME to WE to the World”. Tribes Learning Community Inc and Free the Children are ideal partners to realize the collaborative goal of making a positive difference in the world through social justice and change.