• Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE Charity

Finding Meaning in a Material World

Updated: Nov 15, 2019


Craig Kielburger is a bestselling author, social entrepreneur and co-founder of WE - a family of charitable organizations dedicated to empowering youth and enabling people to come together to change the world. In North America, WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive service-learning programs to more than 15,000 schools, engaging millions of youth in service. Craig is also the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of his charitable organization. Two decades ago, he and his brother Marc co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model lifting more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Craig is a New York Times bestselling author who has published 12 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC. Craig is the youngest-ever graduate of Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. He has received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights, and he is the recipient of The Order of Canada, The Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal, and was voted by Canadians as one of the country's top most trusted influencers in a Reader's Digest poll. Along with Marc, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector in 2015. To find out more about the WE organization and to make a donation, click here or go to we.org. AT THE SALON: Craig explored ways of measuring meaning, happiness and success in our lives. Drawing from his experiences as an international change-maker, he presented an approach to life that leads us to make decisions about the way we want to live, the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave.

Craig's books: Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World and WEconomy, as well as ME to WE products were available.

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