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Craig Kielburger

Co-Founder,
Free The Children/WE Day
Toronto, ON, Canada
Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations 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 Free The Children, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty. In North America and the UK, WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools. 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 organization. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC. Craig is the youngest ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program and has received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. He is a nationally syndicated columnist and a New York Times bestselling author who has published 12 books. 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.