Toronto, ON – October 18, 2016 – Cadillac Fairview (CF) is pleased to announce the next phase of its partnership with WE, which looks to celebrate, engage and inspire young people to think big and explore ways of giving back to their community in a meaningful way. Together, CF and WE, a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world, are hosting five community events to honour young change-makers in select WE Day markets across Canada., As part of their collective efforts to promote youth empowerment CF will also introduce the WE Schools program in 20 markets where CF operates.
WE Evening of Inspiration Events
CF is hosting five exclusive WE Evening of Inspiration events for 200 people in advance of the signature WE Day events taking place in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and Winnipeg. The unique in-property experiences celebrate outstanding students and educators who have earned their ticket to WE Day by facilitating change in their community while inspiring others to get involved. The first event takes place on Wednesday, October 18 at CF Sherway Gardens, Centre Court from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will include a keynote address from Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE along with special performances and appearances from WE Day guests. Additional CF properties hosting these events include: CF Chinook Centre on October 25, CF Pacific Centre on November 2, CF Rideau Centre on November 8, and in Montreal at a CF property next spring.
“We are proud that our shopping centres can serve as places where communities can come together to celebrate the powerful impact these young people have had locally,” said Jason Anderson, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cadillac Fairview. “We have a tremendous opportunity to propel change by showcasing the incredible work that young people are doing and inspire creativity and meaningful action.”
WE School Partnerships with CF Properties
Beginning this fall, CF and WE will introduce a WE School program and team up 20 CF retail properties with students from local schools for compelling educational exhibits that will be showcased in property locations next spring. In addition, CF will be providing 20 scholarships, sending one student from each of CF’s partner schools to WE’s Take Action Camp at the end of the school year.
“We believe that young people are the answer to some of the greatest problems the world is facing today, and we are incredibly grateful to Cadillac Fairview for this opportunity to give youth across Canada a space to raise their voice and create awareness,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “We want young people to be empowered to create change in their communities and around the world and this is a unique way for students to do just that. Thanks to CF the WE movement will be felt nationwide.”
About Cadillac Fairview
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The company also invests in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at more than $29 billion, Cadillac Fairview owns over 38 million square feet of leasable space at 73 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre and CF Chinook Centre.
Cadillac Fairview has been wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan since 2000. Ontario Teachers’ is a diversified global investor and administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers.
WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. A unique family of organizations, WE is made up of two divisions: WE Charity and ME to WE social enterprise, which empower people to make a difference at home and globally. The celebration of that change happens at WE Day – inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world. Join the WE movement today at www.we.org.
Anna Ng, Cadillac Fairview, 416-598- 8246, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christa Connell, North Strategic on behalf of Cadillac Fairview, 647-293- 3515, email@example.com