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TSN’s James Duthie shares his childhood dream — what was yours?

POSTED February 21, 2020

TSN’s James Duthie shares his childhood dream — what was yours?

Watch the sportscaster and children we help share their dreams, then tell us yours for the chance to win a trip to see a community where we work


Helping children access education is one of the most important ways to tackle poverty and bring childhood dreams to fruition. So, we’re encouraging Canadians to share their childhood dreams and inspire others to help more children get an education.

TSN’s James Duthie and his daughter, Gracie, shared their dreams on a recent trip to visit their sponsored child in Ethiopia. “We’re going to play a little game, Gracie,” he tells her in the video below. “Write down your dream. What did you want to be when you grew up? I’m going to do the same thing, then we’re going to guess.”

We encourage you to share your dream, too. visit (or email, submit your childhood dream in the form provided, be entered in a draw to win a trip for two to see our work, then spread the word on social media, using the hashtag #ChalkboardsforChange. Dreams collected from Canadians will be shared with children in our supported communities, inspiring them to dream big.

Watch the video to hear Duthie’s dream and the dreams of children we’re helping in Ethiopia.

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ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):

Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.