We Learn Naturally


We Learn Naturally is a diverse collective of individuals – we are researchers and professionals united by our passion for children’s rights and youth allyship. Dedicated to our youth empowerment work, we use this space to play with ideas, challenge one another, and share our learning and discoveries with you.


Upcoming Events

08 Sep 2018

WLN Conference

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16 Sep 2018

Weekend in the Woods workshop

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I have been looking for a place where I can just do what I am excited to do without anyone trying to change my ideas. I want to be myself and not have to worry about being marked. I just want to be happy.


– KGC, learner

We are thrilled to have finally found an educational program that embraces our daughter’s propensity for free movement and exploration. The Barn School has become an extension of our family, as it fosters a loving, supportive and respectful environment, full of unique opportunities that allow my daughter to unearth her inner self and willingly express who she is.

-Liz, parent

The fact that I get to spend my time helping others in their path of learning and self-discovery is such a gift. The more involved I am in We Learn Naturally programs, the more I grow as a person


– EF, facilitator

I appreciate that We Learn Naturally is building a community of like-minded people. I am new to Hamilton and it is nice to know that this community of people exists West of Toronto.


– CS

Recent reflections

Why?  On Questioning Authority by Liz Videka

Why? On Questioning Authority by Liz Videka

“I will never forget the day my husband asked my daughter something and she said “no”. She flat out refused. She was two. My husband was taken aback and warned her very sternly, “you don’t say no to daddy”. I watched this interaction unfold, unsure of how to respond. My daughter looked straight at her father and asked, “why can’t I say no to you? You say no to me”. I could not contain the gigantic grin that plastered my face, as I turned away to keep from giving her a thumbs up. “

Hair Choices and Body Autonomy by Liz Videka

I have been experimenting with hair since as long as I can remember. I have a very tense relationship with my hair. As a child, I had stupidly sweet blonde ringlets that had everyone around me gushing. When I hit puberty, my once angelic hair turned into a ball of...

Our days in pictures

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