One of the major initiatives our fund has supported to date is World Council work with children, which gives youth from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity to gather to engage in dialogue in an established, positive framework.

World Council is a round table for higher perspective dialogue of any matter affecting the well-being of humanity and our natural world. Its purpose is to resolve each challenge in discussion, by analyzing its present state, envisioning its desired state and agreeing to a course of action that will attain this desired state.

At a World Council table, children tap into a way of being – with and for each other – rooted in the commonality of our inner greatness, a greatness that understands what truly matters to us all, and intuitively responds for the greater good of all.

Children access their greatness and are challenged to take action with it.

World Council’s work with children has become a part of some major youth initiatives such as Upper Canada College’s “Horizons Summer Program” with inner city school children; “Leaders Today Volunteer Now Program” with the Metro School Board; “Turning Point Street Youth” weekly meetings; Beth Tzedec School graduating youth; “World Youth Centre’s Peace Initiatives”; “Youth In Motion’s Top 20 Under 20” program; “Kosen-rufu Day” celebrations with Soka Gakkai International and Prime Mentors’ Scholarship Student Program.

Colours of Freedom Children’s Peace Initiatives address big picture challenges as well as those closer to home, like bullying – whether it’s children on a playground or terrorists on the world stage.