T.E. Wealth has partnered with non-profit organization Live Different in a five-year commitment.
A Canadian charity since 2000, Live Different works with various groups to make a difference in the lives of people through youth empowerment presentations, humanitarian build programs, and leadership development opportunities.
In November 2016, Live Different joined with non-profit political advocacy group Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), to bring the Youth Empowerment Ice Road Tour to 16 different schools in 13 communities across Manitoba. T.E. Wealth was pleased to offer financial support with this initiative.
The Ice Road Tour spent February and March of 2017 travelling winter roads to remote communities, with two days of programming in each location. The inspirational, multi-media presentations featured indigenous role models and included personal stories, sharing circles and workshops to convey a message of empathy and resilience.
First Nations students eagerly embraced the tour with comments such as, “I feel 10 times stronger because you came here,” and “You saved my life.” School staff had noted that, “Students are less shy and more open with each other” as a result of the tour.
“Our mission is to embrace and inspire a lifestyle that cares about people, not stuff” said Charles Roberts, executive director of Live Different. “I am absolutely thrilled for the values we share with T.E. Wealth, and for the increased capacity we now have to reach more young people with this message of hope and purpose.”
T.E. Wealth looks forward to the continued success of the Ice Road Tour as it brings inspiration to the Indigenous youth of Canada.
This article was published in T.E. Wealth’s Strategies newsletter, May 2017 edition. Read the full edition here.