Our Values

It’s not hard to make decisions, once you know what your values are.

– Roy E. Disney

Our Values

Our charter:

The Holidays for Humanity charter sets out our mission, values, vision, and our reason for coming to work everyday. It’s our roadmap. It’s dog-eared, and stained with coffee rings.

Why we’re here:

We are here to provide travellers with purposeful alternatives. We chose travel experiences that celebrate local culture, the environment, empowerment, and diversity.

Where we come from:

We’re from East Vancouver, Canada, and things are done a little differently here. We use words like community, downstream impacts and responsibility, and then we put them into action. It’s a very special place, and everything we do has a little bit of East Van baked right into it. In practice, we bring an optimism that can support and sustain mindful travel sectors, and a belief that lasting change can be made one traveller at a time.

Where we are:

We connect travelers to programs in just about every country in the world. We have been featured in USAToday, ABC News, CBC, The Globe and Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post, as well as dozens of other traditional and online publications. The world is learning about Holidays for Humanity, and they are coming back over and over again.

What guides us as we go:

We offer quality programs determined by the legacy of their operational impacts.


We listen carefully to one another. We deal in good faith. We are honest, fair, and ethical.


We understand the power of community and co-operative principles. We draw on the strength of people working together.


We embrace original ideas and fresh ways of looking at the world, fully believing that tomorrow will be written by the innovation of today.


We are not concerned by competition. We lead by example, we break rules, and make decisions based on our core philosophies.


We support systems and suppliers that share the philosophy of environmental stewardship and social empowerment.


We act to preserve and restore wild places.


We work to actively ensure those involved in the promotion of our partner programs are engaged, invested and experienced.


We believe that balance is when you give back what you take away.

Where we aim to go:

We aspire to be the most diverse, accessible, and customizable community of mindful travel experiences in the world. We aim to create ‘must-do’ holiday alternatives for every generation. Our goal is to be the ‘top-of-mind’ specialists in our field. We will not rest until we have reshaped and de-commoditized the travel industry. Lofty goals. Unstoppable drive. We’d love you to be a part of it.