RBC believes that a continuing investment in youth not only helps young people, but also strengthens families, enriches our communities and builds the intellectual capital we need to ensure the future health and prosperity of our country. That is why we’re proud of our long–term commitment to Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner committed to helping children achieve their fullest potential. As the National Co-Title Sponsor of We Day and National Premier Partner of We Act, RBC is helping empower and enable Canadian youth to achieve their goals.
With new programs such as, financial literacy education being introduced in classrooms, online and in the community, RBC continues to provide the foundation and guidance to help inspire children to make the world a better place. Together with Free The Children we’re providing the practical tools and resources to help Canadian youth believe in themselves, become leaders and get inspired to create change.
You are on: We Day
This year at We Day, RBC and Free The Children are launching a new co-developed curriculum called, It All Adds Up – aimed at inspiring, empowering and enabling youth to achieve their goals.
Life's made up of a series of choices. Some big, some small and some you're not even aware you're making at the time. What separates us from our goals in life are the decisions we make and paths we choose, because in the end... it all adds up.
You are on: We Create Change
Together, we can change the world—one brick, one school at a time. That’s why RBC is supporting Free The Children’s year-long initiative to build 200 schools around the world – empowering a generation of Canadian youth to create the change they want to see in the world.
For every $20 in coins donated through RBC Royal Bank branches across Canada, Free The Children will provide a brick for a new school overseas. You can change a child’s world through education.
You are on: We Act
We Act provides educational resources that can be easily be implemented into classrooms, after-school programs, and family learning.
It All Adds Up is a brand new curriculum resources co-developed by RBC and Free The Children, and being introduced through the We Act program. This important resource will enable educators to provide students with practical lessons around earning, saving, giving and spending, because it is important that students have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
This curriculum package of lesson plans introduces money matters and engages students with their personal finances. Through It All Adds Up, students will learn key vocabulary for understanding money matters, develop their ability to set and achieve personal financial goals, plan cost-effective fundraisers and more.
RBC believes that supporting youth with the right knowledge and tools will empower them to make responsible financial decisions and ultimately impact their ability to successfully achieve their goals.
You are on: We 365
We365 is a digital community that helps make positive change in our world, every day of the year. The free mobile app and website allow for tracking and verification of volunteer activities for school or work, and fundraising for the charity of your choice. It’s a social platform to connect with others as well as find and share inspiring content and actions, as an individual or as a group.
As Presenting Sponsor of We365, RBC is reinforcing the lessons of It All Adds Up through the launch of this new youth driven app. One of the first ‘Challenges’ youth will engage with through We365, is the We Create Change Challenge. This ‘Challenge’ harnesses the power of people working together to create meaningful change – in a fun and interactive way.
Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. In Canada, they work through We Day and We Act to educate, engage and empower young Canadians to become active local and global citizens. Through their holistic and sustainable development model – Adopt a Village – they work to remove barriers to education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty.
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