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Together We Are Stronger

Richland Academy has a long standing relationship with the charity Meagan’s Walk, supporting paediatric brain tumour research, and last week we were fortunate enough to attend a Crane Ceremony at The Hospital for Sick Children to launch this year’s Walk. The audience included families of children with brain tumours, internationally celebrated Paediatric Oncologists, and students from around the GTA.  

Vow of (Silence)

On November 30th, young people around the world were ‘silent’ for 1 to 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. The Vow of (Silence) is a Free The Children initiative that is meant to attract as much attention as possible to raise awareness and create real social change. Richland students, staff and Faculty took part in the campaign for a third consecutive year to ‘take a stand’ for children’s well-being worldwide and give a voice to the millions of children around the world whose basic rights have not been upheld.

Fundraiser for Haiti

In celebration of World Kindness Week, Richland Ambassadors hosted a ‘Fundraiser for Haiti’ event. As part of the Fundraiser, students took orders for Me to We Artisans jewellery, a line of original accessories handcrafted by artisans in Free The Children countries across the globe, as well as customized, ethically-produced Me to We Style t-shirts and scarves that express our commitment toward Free The Children initiatives.

With the generous support of our Richland Community, we raised $560 towards our $8,000 goal of Adopting-a-Village in Haiti. With the environmental impact of our Me to We Style order, we saved 3.96 lbs. of pesticide and 12 trees were planted on our behalf.

We Day 2011 Inspires a Generation of Change-makers

On September 27th, several of our Student Ambassadors had the privilege of attending Free The Children’s We Day at the Air Canada Centre. The event was a day of celebration and inspiration, empowering youth to make positive change in the world, and included words from influential global leaders and social activists, with performances by cultural icons and entertainers: Co-founders of Free the Children, Craig and Marc Kielburger; Dr. Hunter Doherty “Patch” Adams; Canada’s ‘Man in Motion’ Rick Hansen; United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002 and former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson; Motivational Speaker Spencer West; the Kenyan Boys Choir; and artists Nelly Furtado, Nikki Yanofsky and Shawn Desmond, to name a few.