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 organisations 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 Free The Children’s WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Back at home in the UK, Canada and the United States, WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive active citizenship programmes 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 organisation. His work has been featured on the BBC, Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes.

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 young people the inspiration and tools to change the world, it will change their own lives in the process.”

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Brain Storm

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

How Do You Deal with Negativity on Social Media?

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. It was a dream gig that turned into a nightmare. When Jessi Cruickshank, the host of Canada’s Smartest Person, hosted the Juno Awards gala, she playfully roasted some A-listers. Unfortunately, the fans of...

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Global Voices

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

Lego for Social Entrepreneurs: An Ode to the Shipping Container

Visiting Ghana a few years ago, some unusual kiosks caught the eye of Kevin Lee. Local vendors had cut windows and doors into abandoned shipping containers, and turned them into storefronts. “Clothiers, butchers, hairdressers—each day families went into the container they rented to ply their trade,” recalls Lee, executive director of Scadding Court Community Centre in Toronto. Lee retu...

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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 conversat...

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