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Marc Kielburger

Craig & Marc Kielburger

Craig Kielburger co-founded Free The Children in 1995 at only 12 years of age. Today, he remains a passionate full-time volunteer for the organization, now an international charity and renowned educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.

 

In North America, the organization’s We Day celebrations fill stadiums with tens of thousands of young people who earn their entry through service. Internationally, the organization works in seven countries providing schools, clean water, healthcare, and alternative income programs.

 

Craig is also the co-founder of Me to We. An innovative social enterprise, Me to We provides people with better choices for a better world. Half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.

 

Craig is a syndicated columnist and New York Times bestselling author who has written seven books. His latest, released in April 2012, is called ‘Living Me to We: The Guide for Socially Conscience Canadians’.

 

Craig has a degree in peace and conflict studies from the University of Toronto and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has received ten honorary doctorates and degrees, The Roosevelt Freedom Medal, and is one of the youngest recipients of The Order of Canada. Craig's work has been featured on multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, BBC, as well as many other news and print media.

 

Marc Kielburger is the co-founder of Free The Children, an international charity and renowned educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.

In North America, the organization’s We Day celebrations fill stadiums with tens of thousands of young people who earn their entry through service. Internationally, the organization works in seven countries providing schools, clean water, healthcare, and alternative income programs.

Marc is also the co-founder of Me to We. An innovative social enterprise, Me to We provides people with better choices for a better world. Half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.

With Craig, Marc writes “Global Voices,” a weekly column about the pressing issues of our time, syndicated in the Vancouver Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Calgary Herald, Winnipeg Free Press, The Huffington Post and Huffington Post Canada online. The Kielburgers also write a weekly advice column in the Globe & Mail called “Ask the Kielburgers.”

Marc is a New York Times bestselling author who has written seven books. His latest, released in April 2012, is called ‘Living Me to We: The Guide for Socially Conscience Canadians.’

Marc graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, completing a degree in international relations. He won a coveted Rhodes Scholarship and went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University. Marc has also received six honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the field of education and human rights. Marc is the recipient of many honours, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 250 Young Global Leaders. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, BBC, as well as many other news and print media.

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