Activist | Co-Founder of We Charity (Formerly Free The Children and Me to We)
Craig Kielburger is a New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make “doing good, doable”.
Over the past two decades, Craig, along with his co-founder and brother Marc Kielburger, has grown the WE movement to engage 4+ million people annually in service. The We Organization now includes the WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise, and WE Day. Over 250,000 people earn their ticket to WE Day celebrations through volunteerism.
Craig and Marc’s pioneering social enterprise model, ME to WE, sustains the work of their charitable mission with socially-conscious products purchased by millions of consumers. Their work has resulted in a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty.
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 has published 12 books, including his newest book, WEconomy: You Can Find Your Meaning, Make a Living, and Change the World. Co-authored with Marc Kielburger and Holly Branson, the book is a blueprint to drive positive impact and change the world through the combined mission of purpose and profit. Craig’s work has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.
Craig is the recipient of The Order of Canada, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal, and the World Children’s Prize.