Together with his brother Marc, Craig Kielburger founded WE Movement, which consists of WE Charity, the ME to WE social enterprise, and internationally known stadium events called WE Day. Craig is a best-selling author, a humanitarian, an activist, and a social entrepreneur. Craig Kielburger believes that all people can become involved in their communities and create change on a local and global level, no matter their age. He has been involved in humanitarian efforts to improve the circumstances of children from the time he was a kid himself, proving that kids can positively impact their communities and the world when they are inspired and empowered.
Through ME to WE, the Kielburger brothers bring socially conscious products to market and offer leadership training as well as travel opportunities.
Through WE Charity, Craig has been able to inspire people globally to take action to improve both other communities and their own. WE Charity supports programs in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The international programs provide information, structure, and tools through WE Villages, which enables communities to lift themselves out of crippling poverty.
In the United States, Canada, and the UK, WE Charity supports 18,000 schools and touches over 3.8 million young influencers through the WE Schools and WE Day comprehensive service-learning programs.
Craig is a best-selling author and a regularly read columnist. His column, Global Voices, is available on multiple news outlets such as the Vancouver Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Edmonton Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Craig’s books share the wisdom he has amassed from world leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Oprah Winfrey. The best-selling books serve to reinforce the WE Movement philosophy and provide readers with discussion points and tools that they need to impact their communities.
Craig earned his degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and went on to become the youngest graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. In addition, he has received 15 honorary degrees in recognition of his outstanding leadership and work in the fields of human rights and education.
Craig has appeared multiple times on programs such as Oprah and 60 Minutes, where he has shared his ideas and inspiring message. Craig is the recipient of multiple honors and awards. He is the second youngest Canadian to be named a member of the Order of Canada. He was awarded the World Economic Forum Global Leaders of Tomorrow Award, the Nelson Mandela Human Rights Award, and the Top 20 Under 20 Award. With his brother Marc, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector in 2015. A Reader’s Digest poll in Canada also recently recognized Craig as one of Canada’s most trusted influencers.