Nick Foley is the founder of Good Sport, the non-profit Move for Inclusion, and is a co-founder of WE BE US All are initiatives that motivate and empower people of all ages to make a difference by propagating good through action.
Nick has had the privilege of speaking all over North America. He is also the author of two books: “Act Like You’ve Been There: Rules For My Brother” which is a guide to living with integrity and perpetuating good citizenship, and most recently the children’s book “Kapernakus” (Ka- pern-a-kus) which focuses on self-esteem and inclusion.
Move for Inclusion works with post-secondary schools helping in designing and implementing curriculum on inclusion, Good Sport is an online character-based education company for athletes, and WE BE US (which is short for WE as a community can BE stronger if all of US work together) sells socks and donates new socks to their charitable partners across Canada. WE BE US also started 20k Sock Day, a day in which companies, schools, and organizations come together to donate socks to shelters in Canada.
In 2015, Move for Inclusion took Nick on a coast to coast bike trip from Victoria BC to St John’s NFLND, stopping at various locations to speak about Inclusion of all people without bias. Nick was able to complete his 8312 km journey on July 25, 2015, after 95 days on the bike. On his ride, Nick spoke to thousands of people on the importance of creating a culture of understanding and acceptance as well as raising money for charities.
Nick is driven by the desire to perpetuate an environment of self-worth, acceptance, and empowerment in communities, schools, businesses, and families.
Nick is the very proud father of beautiful Brynn and Welles, from whom he has learned more than he ever thought imaginable. They have been and continue to be the greatest teachers in his life
Workshop Description for “How Do You Want To Be Remembered?”
Young people are faced with decisions every day. This anti-hate keynote address speaks about the importance of asking ourselves the question, “How do I want to be remembered today?” Students will garner an understanding of how the decisions we make have a profound effect on our lives long after they are made and acted upon. This message is illustrated through real life stories that will leave the audience laughing as well as thinking about the legacy they are creating. This presentation illustrates that inclusion without bias is what will fundamentally contribute to eradicating hate. Students will leave feeling optimistic and develop a real understanding that no matter the circumstance they will always have a choice.