An open call to dreamers and do-gooders, educators, artists and engineers.

If you are a chef or a student, activist or philanthropist, famous or ordinary, we want to hear from you.

Tell us about your gift to Canada on its 150th anniversary. Share your talents, champion your cause or explain how you are tackling our country’s most pressing issues. We want to know how you are giving back while paying it forward to Canada.

Win a trip for two to Ottawa for Canada Day weekend!

Tell us the action you’re taking—big or small—to improve Canada. Submit your entry by June 15th in written form or video message. You could win a trip for two to Ottawa for Canada Day weekend, and the chance to share your gift on the WE Day Canada stage on July 2nd. We’ll also be highlighting the top entries in the Globe and Mail.

You can be at the centre of it all.


WE Day Canada is an extraordinary event that will inspire young people and their families across the country to unite, and step up to build a more caring and compassionate Canada. The event will take over Parliament Hill as the largest empowerment event the world has ever seen. And you can be a part of it!

The winner will receive:

  • A trip for them and a guest to attend WE Day Canada in Ottawa on July 2 (includes travel and accommodation)
  • An opportunity to be on-stage at WE Day Canada




The Gift to Canada Contest is now closed. Winners will be notified by June 19th.

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No purchase necessary. Contest opens 2:00 PM ET 6/1/2017 and closes 11:59 PM ET 6/15/2017. To enter, upload a written entry of 500 words or less or video entry of 60 seconds or less at, describing your gift to Canada’s next 150 years. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants. One Grand Prize and four Runner-Up Prize winner will be selected by 6/20/2017. Grand Prize: two (2) round trip economy flights between airport closest to selected entrant’s hometown in Canada and Ottawa, two (2) nights shared hotel accommodations in Ottawa for selected entrant and guest, opportunity to speak on stage during WE Day Canada event taking place on 7/2/2017 on Parliament Hill, and an opportunity to have selected entrant’s story featured in The Globe and Mail (print or online version) subject to The Globe and Mail’s editorial discretion. Runner-Up Prizes: individual opportunity to have selected entrant’s story featured in The Globe and Mail (print or online version) subject to the Globe and Mail’s editorial discretion. Must be legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) 13 years or older, not employee, officer or director of WE Charity or The Globe and Mail (or family member of such individuals). Minors must provide parental consent per direction in Official Rules. Limit one entry per person. Other limitations apply. Sponsored by WE Charity, 233 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, M5A 2L2. Official rules (by which all entrants are bound):

Full Rules and Regulations/Official Rules for this contest