10/08/2014 07:51 EDT | Updated 10/08/2014 07:59 EDT

Ed Robertson Is Passionate About This Cause, And It's No Surprise

It makes sense that Ed Robertson, whose band has the word 'ladies' in its name, is focused on women's educational rights.

"The education of young women helps everybody. If you lift up the women of a community, you lift up the whole community," says Robertson, lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies. Robertson chatted with AOL Canada while in Toronto for We Day 2014. In this Conversation Starter, he shares his thoughts on how a small change in perspective can make a world of difference for everyone around you.