MARC KIELBURGER

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

Social entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and charismatic speaker, Marc inspires millions to improve their communities and the world through their actions and everyday consumer choices.

Marc 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 Craig Kielburger, Marc 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 also the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of the charitable organization. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.

Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has also received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Marc is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 8 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world. In 2015, along with his brother Craig, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.

“I want to leave the world better than I found it. Now I have the added incentive of wanting to do that for my two little girls. I want their opportunities and legacy to be built on the knowledge that the world is heading in a positive direction.”

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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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