Alarmed by the growing number of teen suicides attributed to bullying, Ceilidh became a youth activist and national spokesperson on bullying prevention. When Ceilidh learned teachers receive no training at university  in bullying prevention, she set out to educate youths and established           a peer advocacy campaign in an attempt to stop bullying at the source.

 

Her work has been featured on TV and The National Bullying Prevention Centre and Teens Against Bullying websites. In 2013, she received The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her advocacy work. Alliance Films became aware of her cause and invited her to host the Vancouver premiere of the Emmy Award winning documentary, "BULLY." Her work has also been recognized by school districts, the Premier of British Columbia, the Mayor of Vancouver and youth organizations. Ceilidh is an ambassador for multiple organizations including Best Buddies Canada and Kids Help Phone.

 

A  recipient of Canada’s most prestigious student scholarships, she is a W. Garfield Weston Scholar and recipient of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 Award.  In 2012, Ceilidh was the sole Canadian to receive the Huggable Hero Award from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and travelled to St. Louis to take part in a documentary on young people making a difference for Nine Network, America's largest PBS affiliate.

 

 

          Utilizing her platform as a journalist and reporter,              Ceilidh is determined to use her voice to bring awareness to issues important to her generation. 

At age 24, Ceilidh has been an active community volunteer for over 8 years and volunteered thousands of hours to her community and numerous charitable and youth organizations. She has made a significant contribution with her volunteer work in the areas of anti-bullying education, youth leadership and youth empowerment here at home, and across North America.

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Motivational Speaker Spencer West

Interviewing Motivational Speaker Spencer West as Free the Children's Youth Reporter.