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Q&A with Thor Richardson

Innovative, dedicated and socially conscious—Thor Richardson is a young professional with a mind for business and a heart for global change. He’s also co-creator of the vision behind the new WE Social Entrepreneurship Centre, an idea that first started taking shape on a walk in Kenya’s Maasai Mara with WE co-founder Craig Kielburger back in 2017. The vision was born out of a belief that young people are the business builders of the future and that the WE SEC can empower youth in Canada to use entrepreneurship for good.

By merging sound business practices with a social purpose to create real impact, youth can tackle society’s greatest challenges. WE sat down with Thor to explore his journey building successful businesses and his thoughts on what it means to do good through entrepreneurship. Thor also shares his vision for the WE SEC, his thoughts on the landscape of social entrepreneurship in Canada and the power that business has to make an impact by combining profit and purpose.