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

Mycelium; a Metaphor for Thinking about Human Connection

After writing my blog post Disconnection in Some of Us Hurts All of Us, I shared it with my We Learn Naturally co-inspirers before sharing it publicly.  It's so nice to have a support network to bounce ideas off of when I am feeling vulnerable. Chelsea wondered how to...

Disconnection in some of us hurts all of us

This post is going to get a little personal.  I often feel vulnerable sharing personal things in a blog, out there in the world for everyone to read (and judge) but my learning happens through experience and I really want to share my observation with you.  In our...

Learning in our Community – City School

“After all of the kids had completed their orders, which took a while, our cashier smiled and said, “I see their learning!  This is wonderful!  We’re all learning so much here; adults and kids!”  Her sentiments could have been the theme for the day!  It was not just about the kids learning but the adults seeing how much learning can happen just by being out in the community and empowering kids to learn according to their strengths.”

Our days in pictures

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