CRAIG KIELBURGER

Co-founder, WE Day, WE Charity, ME to WE

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Humanitarian, activist and social entrepreneur, Craig inspires young people to take action and drive social change.

Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother Marc Kielburger, Craig co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Back at home in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools, engaging 2.4 million young change-makers. Lastly, he is the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of his charitable organization. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.

Craig is the youngest ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has also received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Craig is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 12 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. Craig has received The Order of Canada, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal and the World Children’s Prize. He was recently voted by Canadians as one of Canada’s top most trusted influencers in a Readers Digest poll, and along with his brother Marc, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector in 2015.

“If you give kids the inspiration and tools to change the world, it will change their own lives in the process.”

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Columns and Articles by Craig and Marc

Brain Storm

Experts and social media users offer solutions to the world's greatest problems.

Where are the Positive Dads in Pop Culture?

Craig and Marc Kielburger founded Free The Children, ME to WE and WE Day. Find out more at WE.org. Their biweekly Brain Storm column taps experts and readers for solutions to social issues. If you believe what you see in pop culture, fathers have failed to evolve. Fictional dads aren’t taking paternity leaves or sharing child-raising responsibilities, they’re stuck in old stereotypes. Too of...

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Global Voices

Giving a voice to the world's most fascinating untold global and social issues.

What’s old is new again

In university, Craig achieved infamy for the fashion crime of wearing far too many yellow shirts. His friends staged an intervention, removing all the offending garments from his closet and sending him on a shopping spree for trendier threads Recently, our staffers got together for what’s become an annual event—the office clothing swap. Everyone eagerly rummages through their coworkers cast-offs in search of their new favourite blouse...

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Archives

Tips and insight on giving back and living a socially conscious life.

Hub of activity : Working together to make change

Frédéric Sune looked around his kitchen at all the expensive tools strewn on the floor. The web developer bought them for a tiling job, but would never use them again. What a waste, he thought. At HUB Ottawa, a community space where entrepreneurs, professionals and activists gather to work and collaborate, he laughed about his tool woes with another member, Bettina Vollmerhausen. His conve...

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