Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger
How One Person Can Make a World of Difference
Co-Founder - Free The Children & Me to We


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 will help you discover the Me to We philosophy, described in his New York Times bestseller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World.

Tangible takeaways:
• Learn how to create your legacy while meeting the demands of a busy life.
• Achieve a deeper sense of gratitude for life’s simple pleasures and moments.
• Find inspiration in the teachings of the world’s heroes and take your first step to making lasting change.
• Equip yourself with practical tools for living the Me to We philosophy through daily choices and actions.
• Take steps toward a greater sense of purpose and fulfilment in the workplace, in your relationships and in your family.


Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and captivating speaker, inspiring millions to improve their communities and the world through daily actions.

Craig, along with his brother Marc, are co-founders of the world’s leading platform for social change: Free The Children, an international charity, Me to We, an innovative social enterprise, and We Day, a signature youth empowerment event.

Craig’s journey as a child rights activist began at the age of 12, when he reached for the morning comics and noticed the newspaper’s front page. The headline read, “Battled Child Labor, Boy, 12, Murdered.” Being 12 himself, Craig felt an immediate connection and took the story with him to school. When he asked his class for help to tackle the issue of child labor, 11 students raised their hands. Free The Children was born.

What began as a group of a dozen kids has grown into an international charity. Free The Children programs have empowered more than one million beneficiaries. To date, Free The Children has built more than 650 schools and school rooms in developing countries, providing education to more than 55,000 children every day. Inspired by Craig’s life mission, Oprah’s Angel Network partnered with Free The Children to fund 68 schools.

Watch Craig & Marc's Story Here