Published by Maclean's, Trails ranked 2nd in the youth category and 4th overall of Canada's Best Charities. The Canada's Best Charities 2020 list helps Canadians evaluate where to allocate charity contributions. Our inclusion on this highly respected list validates Trails impact with a 95% grade. The Charity Intelligence assessment investigates financial metrics and transparency, rewarding those with the most effective use of donations.
Trails challenged me by taking me out of my comfort zone and pushing me to my edge in order to grow. I experienced things that I would never have experienced otherwise. I was a bit shy but I was forced to step up and take leadership roles within my group and with the younger kids as a LIT. I experienced things such as challenging canoe trips, high ropes course, polar bear dips in a cold lake, completing my Bronze Medallion and hours of community service. Trails also challenged me by challenging my way of thinking and conditioning by expanding my mind and worldview.