From our tireless staff and volunteers to our incredible donors, Board of Directors and celebrity ambassadors, our team lives by a shared set of values that keep us connected. Fueled by shameless idealism, we empower youth to change the world through “WE” thinking and “WE” acting.

Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have a dynamic, dedicated and experienced Board of Directors to help us in our mission to transform lives by empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Through their expertise in the government, private, academic, education and media sectors, the Board of Directors provides legal and financial oversight to WE Charity's projects and activities.

Dr. Jonathan White
Chair, WE Charity Board of Directors, United States
Dr. Gerry Connelly
Board Member, WE Charity Canada
Michelle Douglas
WE Charity Board of Directors, Canada

Board of Directors, Canada

Michelle Douglas (WE Charity Board of Directors, Canada) DIRECTOR (RETIRED), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CANADA Area of Expertise: Social Justice, Change Management

Kannan Arasaratnam, MBA, CPA MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING Area of Expertise: Finance

Chris Besse CEO, EDGEMAKERS Area of Expertise: Finance, Governance, Educational Programming

Gerry Connelly DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (RETIRED), TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Area of Expertise: Educational Programming, School Engagement

Mary-Eileen Donovan SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION (RETIRED), TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Area of Expertise: Educational Programming, School Engagement

Eric Morrison FORMER CEO, THE CANADIAN PRESS Area of Expertise: Strategic Communications, Public Relations

Graham Moysey CEO, CANADIAN OPERATIONS, IPG MEDIABRANDS Area of Expertise: Technology, Marketing & Digital Media

Board of Directors, United States of America


Stanley Hainsworth FOUNDER & CEO, TETHER INC. Area of Expertise: Brand & Marketing

Terry Mazany FORMER PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST Area of Expertise: Public education, Philanthropy

Tawfiq Rangwala PARTNER, MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY AND MCLOY Area of Expertise: Legal, Governance

Stephanie Swedlove INDEPENDENT PRODUCER Area of Expertise: Digital Media & Marketing, Philanthropy


Boards of Directors, United Kingdom

Lord Rumi Verjee (Chair) FOUNDER, THE RUMI FOUNDATION Area of Expertise: Business, Governance

Craig Burkinshaw Co-Founder, AUDLEY TRAVEL Area of Expertise: Marketing, Business, Social Enterprise

Michael Comish ENTREPREUNER IN RESIDENCE, TPG Area of Expertise: Business Development, Entrepreneurship, New Media

Pauline Latham CONSERVATIVE MP FOR MID-DERBYSHIRE Area of Expertise: Government Relations, International Development, Educational Programming


Neil Roskilly CEO, INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION Area of Expertise: Educational Programming

Meigan Terry SVP GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, SCOTIABANK Area of Expertise: Communications, Sustainability, Employee Engagement, Regulatory Affairs

Global Co-Chairs

David Aisenstat CEO, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Chairman, The Keg Spirit Foundation

Hartley Richardson President & Chief Executive Officer, James Richardson & Sons Ltd.

Dave I. McKay President & Chief Executive Officer, RBC Royal Bank

Craig Burkinshaw Co-Founder, Audley Travell

National Co-Chairs – Canada

Darren Entwistle President & Chief Executive Officer, TELUS

Jennifer Tory Chief Administrative Officer, RBC Royal Bank

Chief Perry Bellegarde National Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Mark Dervishian Chief Operating Officer, Ardene

Nelly Furtado Canadian Singer/Songwriter

Jeffrey Latimer President, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment

Elio Luongo Chief Executive Officer, KPMG Canada

The Honourable David C. Onley The 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Bill Thomas Chairman KPMG International

James Villeneuve Senior Advisor, Faskens

Andrew Williams Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express Canada

National Co-Chairs – U.S.

Tom Wilson, Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Allstate Corporation

Steve Robinson Founder, Brewery X, and Officer, LAPD

Janet Crown CEO/Founder, Burn 60 Studios

Jane Francisco Editorial Director, Hearst Lifestyle Group

WE Day Alberta

Ed Sims President & Chief Executive Officer, WestJet

Bill & Sabrina Elkington Chief Executive Officer, JV Driver

Rob Geremia President, Boardwalk REIT

Leon Draisaitl Player, Edmonton Oilers

WE Day Atlantic Canada

Sean & Crystal Murray President & Chief Executive Officer, Advocate Printing & Publishing Creative Director Media Operations, Advocate Printing & Publishing

Ken Power Regional Vice President, Atlantic Canada, TELUS

Doug Reid, FCPA, FCA Atlantic Managing Partner, KPMG

WE Day Baltimore

Ashton & Adair Newhall Managing General Partners, Greenspring Associates

WE Day California

Stephanie Argyros President & Chief Executive Officer, Argyros Group

Brett & Miranda Tollman Chief Executive Officer, The Travel Corporation

Patricia Arvielo President, Chief Executive Officer, New American Funding

Jeff Skoll Founder & Chairman, The Skoll Foundation & Participant Media

WE Day Illinois

Thomas J. Wilson Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Allstate

Alex Gourlay Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Linda Imonti National Partner in Charge, Advisory Office Leaders & Chicago Advisory Office Leader, KPMG LLP

Arne Duncan Managing Partner, Emerson Collective & Former U.S. Secretary of Education

WE Day Manitoba

Hartley Richardson President & Chief Executive Officer, James Richardson & Sons Ltd.

Mark Chipman Chairman, True North Sports Ltd.

Bob Silver President, Western Glove Works

WE Day Minnesota

Dean & Hutton Phillips Congressman, Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District

WE Day Montreal Paul Desmarais III Senior Vice President, Power Financial & Power Corporation

Catherine Turner Young Presidents’ Organization

David Bensadoun & Isabelle Poirier President, ALDO Global Retail

WE Day Ottawa

Jeff York Chief Executive Officer & President, Farm Boy Inc.

Patrick Mullins Chief Executive Officer, Silver Maple Developments

Marjolaine Hudon Regional President, Ontario North & East, RBC

WE Day Seattle

Judson & Laura Althoff Executive Vice-President, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft

Coach Pete Carroll Head Coach, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson & Ciara Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Actress

WE Day Texas Jan Miller & Jeff Rich Founder, Dupree, Miller & Associates Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Plumtree Partners

Pat & Emmitt Smith Founder, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Hall of Fame Running Back and Former Dallas Cowboy

Matthew & Jessica Upchurch Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Virtuoso Ambassador of Sustainability & Advisory Board, Virtuoso

WE Day Toronto

Kris Depencier Regional President, Greater Toronto, RBC Royal Bank

Sarah Davis President, Loblaw Companies Limited

Jon Levy Chief Merchant & Co-Founder, CEO, Mastermind Toy

WE Day UK Holly Branson Co-Chair, Virgin Management, Virgin Unite & Big Change Charitable Trust

Lord Rumi Verjee Founder, Rumi Foundation

Kees Kruythoff President Home Care, Unilever


Ornella Barra Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Alan Jope Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

Carolyn Everson Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

Dean Phillips Congressman, Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District

WE Day Vancouver Lorne Segal President, Kingswood Capital Management

Executive Director


Dalal Al-Waheidi

As Executive Director of Executive Leadership at WE Charity, Dalal Al-Waheidi has been integral in shaping the success of the WE movement into an international charity and educational partner. She joined the organization in 2002, and has held a variety of pivotal roles, including Chief Operations Director and Executive Director of WE Day.

Dalal Al-Waheidi
Dalal Al-Waheidi



Craig Kielburger & Marc Kielburger

Brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger are social entrepreneurs and co-founders of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Together, they co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift over one million people out of poverty around the world.

Craig and Marc Kielburger
Craig and Marc Kielburger

In the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive service-learning programs to over 18,000 schools, engaging 4.3 million young changemakers. Lastly, they co-founded ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of their charitable organization.

Craig is the youngest-ever graduate of 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. He 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.

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 eight 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.

Tom Wilson, Chair, President and CEO of Allstate, on partnering with WE Charity