Mission / Vision / Values

Our Mission

Laidlaw Foundation invests in innovative ideas, convenes interested parties, shares its learning and advocates for change in support of young people being healthy, creative and fully engaged citizens.

Our Vision

An inclusive society that values and supports the full engagement of its young people in the civic, social, economic and cultural life of diverse and environmentally healthy communities.

Our Core Values

Youth Engagement – Young people have important things to say and contribute and we value the participation of young people in decision making and governance.

Civic Engagement – Young people should have opportunities for meaningful participation in the democratic process and should have leadership roles in the governance of organizations and institutions that work with or make decisions that affect young people’s lives.

Diversity – We recognize, respect and value the differences among us and believe that acknowledging and celebrating these differences lead to both stronger individuals and stronger communities.

Inclusion – We all have a place in the economic, social, political and cultural life of our society and, for our part, we enrich our organization through diversity.

Excellence and Integrity – We enjoy what we do and are proud of it. We mean what we say and we say what we mean. We expect the best of ourselves and of others.

You can find out more about our current goals and allocation of resources in our Strategic Plan