Carrie Patterson

Chief Operations Director, WE Charity

Carrie Patterson has a long and extensive career specializing in work with young people around the world.  She comes to WE with over 12 years’ experience from the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation where she finished her time as the Director of Operations, responsible for supervising the camp operations in Kentucky, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. Patterson began attending camp herself at young age of 8 and attributes the lessons she learned at camp to molding her into the strong leader she is today and has brought those valuable lessons with her to WE. Her diverse experience with youth also includes serving on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations. She recently finished her term as Chair of the Board of Directors for Camp To Belong; an organization that reunites brothers and sisters separated from foster, adoptive or kinship homes through Summer Camp Programs. Patterson holds an Honours degree in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University located in Ontario, Canada and in her spare time she enjoys staying active and participates in marathons and triathlons.

Patterson now serves as the Chief Operations Director for WE Charity, responsible for all WE Schools programs including, the WE Global Learning Center and the exciting and innovative programs taking place in the center as well as online.  She also leads all WE leadership programming and camps.  She oversees teams in 3 countries who are dedicated to bringing experiential service learning to life for millions young people around the world. Patterson is passionate about empowering youth and strives to provide young people with transformative experiences through the WE Schools Program.