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

Playing is Learning

We've been running City School as pop up sessions for families who are curious to check us out.  Slowly we're creating a community of regulars but we still get new families popping in. When adults observe our pop ins and see non stop play, I sometimes...

You Can Learn a lot from a Pizza Shop – City School

A few weeks ago, Gee suggested that we go on a field trip at City School to the local pizza store. A few kids showed interest and so we went about planning our first field trip. I didn’t realize it would be an exercise in deschooling for me! An adult question was...

Am I special also? – City School

It was our first pop up session at City School on Friday.I was really nervous beforehand and it was a great relief that the day was peaceful and fairly easy to navigate. (The conflicts and arguments will come later when they are more comfortable!) I was feeling that...

Our days in pictures

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