CTV will celebrate the philanthropic actions of young change-makers and educators with the special premiere of WE DAY 2019, airing Saturday, November 23rd, at 7 ET/PT.
The one-hour special features energetic performances combined with remarkable motivational speeches, recognising the initiatives and positive impacts made by youth, educators, and families both locally and globally.
Hosted by Emmy® and Tony® award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, the special’s star-studded line-up includes performers and presenters Chance the Rapper, Selena Gomez, Joe Jonas, Bill Nye, Natalie Portman, Lilly Singh, Hailee Steinfeld, Pentatonix, Martin Sheen, Meghan Trainor, Eddie Vedder, and WE co-founders and social entrepreneurs Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger alongside remarkable change-makers impacting their communities and the world. The WE Day Special motivates viewers with tangible ways they too can make a positive impact at home and beyond. For a sneak peek of the WE DAY broadcast, click here.
WE is a family of organisations that make doing good, doable. WE is made up of WE Charity, empowering domestic and international change, ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity, and WE Day, an inspiring youth empowerment event and celebration of social good. Tickets can’t be bought to WE Day – young people earn their entry by taking action on local and global causes. WE Day is the culmination of the year-long WE Schools program—a catalyst to support the movement of young people leading change and accessed by over 18,000 schools globally. This past year, more than 200,000 students from over 10,000 schools attended WE Day events, and over 750,000 people have tuned-in via WE Day Connect – the new virtual event that brings the power of WE Day to classrooms around the world. Millions more watched the national TV broadcasts across North America.
WE Charity was founded in 1995 by then 12-year-old Craig Kielburger with a mission to fight child labour. WE has since grown and evolved to address the root cause of child labour – extreme poverty. In the past 24 years, WE’s programs have empowered over 1 million people with clean water, built 1,500 schools and schoolrooms overseas, and empowered more than 200,000 children with access to education.
Sponsors for the WE DAY 2019 broadcast are WE Day National Co-Title Sponsors, RBC and TELUS.