Craig Kielburger

Co-Founder, Free the Children

Skoll Awardee


Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to shifting the world from ‘me’ to ‘we.’

He co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12 years old. The organization’s sustainable development model is active in eight developing countries serving more than one million beneficiaries.

In North America and the United Kingdom, We Act & We Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 8,000 schools. Every year 200,000 students earn their free ticket through service projects to attend 15 We Day stadium celebrations, which bring together some of the world’s greatest icons of social change.

Alongside his brother Marc, Craig is also the co-founder of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise that seeks to support the work of Free The Children by providing socially conscious products and experiences.

Craig is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 12 books. He holds 15 honorary doctorates and degrees, and has received The Order of Canada.

Recent Articles

Craig Kielburger - Free the Children, August 20, 2016
When a group of twelve twelve-year-olds gathered in my parents’ living room 20 years ago to draft a petition to end child labor, we felt strong together, but alone in…