Wesley’s mission is to build a playground in every northern community in Canada, giving all children the right to play and spreading awareness about the inequalities between non-aboriginal and aboriginal children. To that effect, in the summer of 2011, he completed constructing a play structure for the children of Attawapiskat, Ontario.
Wesley’s speaking career began when he was invited to speak to 400 youth in Ottawa at the Unite & Ignite Conference in March 2011. From there, he has been invited to address schools, civic groups, universities and conferences, speaking to audiences young and old, and in front of groups of over 1,500.
He has been featured on Canada AM, Full Circle CTS, Always Good News with Connie Smith, Huntley Street Global, The National, CBC Newsworld, CTV News Channel, APTN News, CFRB 1010, 105.7Ed, 105.7 EZRock, CBC Radio, Wawatay Radio and Niagara Bullet News. He has been in the Niagara Falls Review, St. Catharines Standard, Niagara This Week, AirCreebec Inflight Magazine and Niagara Life Magazine as a “Notable Niagaran”. In 2011, Wes won the distinction of first runner up in One Dreem’s “Canada’s Next Top Young Philanthropist”. He was named a Top 5 Niagara Newsmaker in Bullet News and has earned the title of Free The Children’s “NHL All Star World Changers” contest.