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Craig & Marc Kielburger

Co-Founders of WE Charity, WE Day and Me to WE, Activists, Authors

Craig and Marc Kielburger are humanitarians, social entrepreneurs and co-founders of the world’s leading platform for social change: WE Charity, an international charity, Me to WE, an innovative social enterprise, and WE Day, a signature youth empowerment event.

Humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger believe that together, WE can change the world. Over 20 years ago, they set out on a bold mission: to work with developing communities to free children and their families from poverty and exploitation. Their vision expanded to include empowering youth at home, connecting them with global issues and social causes, and partnering with schools to inspire young change-makers from within the classroom. And with the launch of ME to WE, they created an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices.

Craig and Marc have been honoured with the Order of Canada and over twenty honorary doctorates and degrees collectively. Their accomplishments have been celebrated in multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, 60 Minutes, Piers Morgan Live and The Today Show, as well as in People, TIME and The Economist. They have authored 12 books, including New York Times best seller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World, and their weekly columns have been syndicated in online news and print media including 30 newspapers throughout North America and around the world.

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Presentations

  • Putting Our Families First Experience - A 3-4 hour workshop for parents and youth age 8+

    Ideal for Client Appreciation, Staff Appreciation, YPO Family Events, Company Family Events and more.

    In this family day event for parents and youth, The Kielburgers shares ground-breaking lessons on nurturing children to care about the world around them. Based on the their international bestseller, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, this experience will provide you with practical tips for raising socially responsible children, strengthening family bonds and changing the world—all at the same time.

    This interactive event begins with an inspirational keynote address for the whole family. Followed by simultaneous break-out sessions—one for parents, led by Craig or Marc Kielburger, and one for the youth, led by expert youth facilitators who help children identify their unique gifts and passions. The wrap-up session includes the youth sharing their action plans with parents for a family volunteer activity, with Craig or Marc wrapping the session up with a few more words.

  • The WEconomy: How Your Company Can Profit from Purpose

    Thought-provoking and informative for business leaders.

    Discover how a social purpose can boost your business. Craig and/or Marc will share inspiring stories from co-founding WE as young teenagers– and growing the movement into a global non-profit serving millions; and ME to WE – a social enterprise with innovative product in 12,000 stores, which employs 1,400 mothers in Kenya. They will also share their learnings from mentors such as Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela.

    Their work has been featured with multiple appearances on 60 Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey show, and in the New York Times and the Economist.

  • Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference

    Inspiring for all audiences.

    In their two decades of humanitarian work, Craig and Marc have visited dozens of countries, meeting people from all walks of life. They have learned from some of the greatest spiritual, political and social leaders of our time, including Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, and have shared simple meals with families struggling in the world’s slums and war zones. Along the way, they have discovered a simple but profound truth—that real fulfillment starts with having the courage to reach out and help others.

    It all begins when we make the shift from “me” to “we.” In this speech, Craig and/or Marc will help you discover the ME to WE philosophy, described in their New York Times bestseller, ME to WE: Finding Meaning in a Material World.

  • The World Needs Your Kid: How to Raise Kids Who Care and Contribute

    For all those who help to shape children’s lives: parents, caregivers, educators, communities.

    Today, more than ever, the world needs your kids. Through their work with WE Charity, an international charity driven by youth, Craig and Marc have empowered more than two million young leaders to take action to better their local and global communities.

    Based on their international bestseller, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, this speech will provide key insights on guiding children to be compassionate and engaged global citizens. Their research is based on over a thousand interviews with experts on mentorship and early childhood development, and will help you guide young people through rites of passage, address materialism and foster empathy.

  • An Unconventional Education: What I Learned about Leadership from Nelson Mandela, Oprah and my Grandma

    Inspiring for all Corporate/Non-Profit/Associations and College/University Business Audiences.

    In this engaging, interactive keynote, Craig and Marc deliver actionable leadership lessons as they weave the tale of their journey from middle and high school kids to leaders of a global enterprise—and the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored him along the way.

    They learned to lead at the ages of twelve and seventeen when they founded a global movement against child slavery. Part of the vanguard of young entrepreneurs, they didn’t have formal training on how to build an organization. But they knew how to innovate and take risks, and they benefited from the mentorship and friendship of powerful, world-renowned leaders. The lessons they each gleaned from these deep relationships, as well as their own experiences leading a global organization, are the basis for this speech. In this engaging, interactive keynote, actionable leadership lessons weaves the tale of their journey.

    Their savvy insights and advice are peppered with accounts of the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored them. But that’s not all. This speech takes audience interaction to a whole new level by letting the audience choose the stories they most want to hear. Whether it’s an anecdote involving President Clinton or Kid President, Ed Bradley or Richard Branson, Mohammad Ali or Magic Johnson, Mother Teresa or one of the many top CEOs who have shared their wisdom, attendees of every age will benefit from these entertaining insights.

  • ME to WE: Engaging the Next Generation of Change-makers

    Thought-provoking and informative for philanthropic audiences.

    In the age where selfies and the “me” not “we” mentality is more prevalent than ever, how do we get kids to think it’s cool to care? Fill a stadium with 20,000 youth who have earned their way to the “Super Bowl of service” and an event that is known as “the coolest classroom in the world,” where the hottest celebrities, most inspiring speakers and of course, young people, tell their stories. Leading social activists, New York Times best-selling authors and co-founders of WE Charity and ME to WE, Craig and Marc Kielburger have a lifetime of experience working to inspire and empower youth across the globe. Annually over 200,000 students earn their free entry through service to WE Day.

    Craig and/or Marc will share an insider’s perspective on empowering today’s youth, becoming the largest charity on Facebook, how the ripple effect of positive content on social media really works and how we can use our time and resources to make the greatest impact both locally and globally.

    Discover more about the next generation of world change-makers.

Putting Our Families First Experience - A 3-4 hour workshop for parents and youth age 8+

Ideal for Client Appreciation, Staff Appreciation, YPO Family Events, Company Family Events and more.

In this family day event for parents and youth, The Kielburgers shares ground-breaking lessons on nurturing children to care about the world around them. Based on the their international bestseller, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, this experience will provide you with practical tips for raising socially responsible children, strengthening family bonds and changing the world—all at the same time.

This interactive event begins with an inspirational keynote address for the whole family. Followed by simultaneous break-out sessions—one for parents, led by Craig or Marc Kielburger, and one for the youth, led by expert youth facilitators who help children identify their unique gifts and passions. The wrap-up session includes the youth sharing their action plans with parents for a family volunteer activity, with Craig or Marc wrapping the session up with a few more words.

The WEconomy: How Your Company Can Profit from Purpose

Thought-provoking and informative for business leaders.

Discover how a social purpose can boost your business. Craig and/or Marc will share inspiring stories from co-founding WE as young teenagers– and growing the movement into a global non-profit serving millions; and ME to WE – a social enterprise with innovative product in 12,000 stores, which employs 1,400 mothers in Kenya. They will also share their learnings from mentors such as Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Nelson Mandela.

Their work has been featured with multiple appearances on 60 Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey show, and in the New York Times and the Economist.

Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference

Inspiring for all audiences.

In their two decades of humanitarian work, Craig and Marc have visited dozens of countries, meeting people from all walks of life. They have learned from some of the greatest spiritual, political and social leaders of our time, including Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, and have shared simple meals with families struggling in the world’s slums and war zones. Along the way, they have discovered a simple but profound truth—that real fulfillment starts with having the courage to reach out and help others.

It all begins when we make the shift from “me” to “we.” In this speech, Craig and/or Marc will help you discover the ME to WE philosophy, described in their New York Times bestseller, ME to WE: Finding Meaning in a Material World.

The World Needs Your Kid: How to Raise Kids Who Care and Contribute

For all those who help to shape children’s lives: parents, caregivers, educators, communities.

Today, more than ever, the world needs your kids. Through their work with WE Charity, an international charity driven by youth, Craig and Marc have empowered more than two million young leaders to take action to better their local and global communities.

Based on their international bestseller, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, this speech will provide key insights on guiding children to be compassionate and engaged global citizens. Their research is based on over a thousand interviews with experts on mentorship and early childhood development, and will help you guide young people through rites of passage, address materialism and foster empathy.

An Unconventional Education: What I Learned about Leadership from Nelson Mandela, Oprah and my Grandma

Inspiring for all Corporate/Non-Profit/Associations and College/University Business Audiences.

In this engaging, interactive keynote, Craig and Marc deliver actionable leadership lessons as they weave the tale of their journey from middle and high school kids to leaders of a global enterprise—and the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored him along the way.

They learned to lead at the ages of twelve and seventeen when they founded a global movement against child slavery. Part of the vanguard of young entrepreneurs, they didn’t have formal training on how to build an organization. But they knew how to innovate and take risks, and they benefited from the mentorship and friendship of powerful, world-renowned leaders. The lessons they each gleaned from these deep relationships, as well as their own experiences leading a global organization, are the basis for this speech. In this engaging, interactive keynote, actionable leadership lessons weaves the tale of their journey.

Their savvy insights and advice are peppered with accounts of the extraordinary leaders who have coached and mentored them. But that’s not all. This speech takes audience interaction to a whole new level by letting the audience choose the stories they most want to hear. Whether it’s an anecdote involving President Clinton or Kid President, Ed Bradley or Richard Branson, Mohammad Ali or Magic Johnson, Mother Teresa or one of the many top CEOs who have shared their wisdom, attendees of every age will benefit from these entertaining insights.

ME to WE: Engaging the Next Generation of Change-makers

Thought-provoking and informative for philanthropic audiences.

In the age where selfies and the “me” not “we” mentality is more prevalent than ever, how do we get kids to think it’s cool to care? Fill a stadium with 20,000 youth who have earned their way to the “Super Bowl of service” and an event that is known as “the coolest classroom in the world,” where the hottest celebrities, most inspiring speakers and of course, young people, tell their stories. Leading social activists, New York Times best-selling authors and co-founders of WE Charity and ME to WE, Craig and Marc Kielburger have a lifetime of experience working to inspire and empower youth across the globe. Annually over 200,000 students earn their free entry through service to WE Day.

Craig and/or Marc will share an insider’s perspective on empowering today’s youth, becoming the largest charity on Facebook, how the ripple effect of positive content on social media really works and how we can use our time and resources to make the greatest impact both locally and globally.

Discover more about the next generation of world change-makers.

Testimonials

  • "Craig and Marc Kielburger have taught me a lot about leadership."

    Craig & Marc Kielburger Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
  • “Craig and Marc's speech at Google was exceptional. My high expectations for the talk were widely exceeded and my colleagues enjoyed the talk tremendously. They outlined concrete actions any company can take to help motivate their employees through meaningful corporate social responsibility. They were able to inspire young and old alike through their powerful stories, cutting-edge ideas and practical tips to help create personal and organizational change. They are the best and most passionate speakers I have ever heard.

    Craig & Marc Kielburger Google
  • "Craig and Marc Kielburger have been a great inspiration to me."

    Craig & Marc Kielburger Martin Sheen, Emmy Award-Winning Actor
  • “Craig and Marc's work is inspirational. I have known them both for years and shared the podium with both of them many times at international gatherings. I am proud to be an advisor and friend."

    Craig & Marc Kielburger Jane Goodall Institute

Books

  • Me to We
  • Living Me to We
  • The World Needs Your Kid

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Orlando Bowen

Former Pro Athlete, Empowering people to find their passion, overcome adversity, and to use their gifts to make a difference in business and in their personal life.

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