Sunday 30 Sep, 2012

EF at We Day Toronto

On Friday, September 28, We Day came to Toronto!

We Day is Free the Children‘s youth empowerment event that brings young people from across North America together to celebrate the positive actions they are taking and to learn about important social issues from some of the greatest social justice leaders and performers. We Day shows youth that they are not alone in their journey to make a difference.

We Day is more than just one day of celebration and inspiration. We Day is the movement of our time – a movement of young people leading local and global change.” 

The list of performers and speakers at We Day Toronto included Hedley, Justin Trudeau, Martin Sheen, Nelly Furtado, Spencer West, Al Gore, Cirque de Soleil, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Roméo Dallaire, Jennifer Hudson and more!

It was an incredibly inspiring and exciting day – check out some of our pictures!


We arrived bright at early at We Day Toronto with 20,000 youth, educators, and friends.

Here come the 20,000…

The stage at the Air Canada Centre was really impressive.

After an exciting performance, Jacob Hoggard from Hedley took photos with We Day attendees in the media room.

All of the volunteers at We Day were amazing!

Al Gore delivers a powerful and inspiring speech about the importance of water in our world.

EF’s own Joanna Cotton took the stage with Jesse Giddings to announce the winner of an EF and Me to We trip to India next summer with their teacher and 4 school friends!


We Day is coming to cities all over Canada! Here are the dates:

Vancouver: October 18th
Calgary: October 24th
Winnipeg: October 30th
Montreal: November 20th


Find out more about EF’s partnership with Me to We and how you can get involved here!