Speaker Marc Kielburger

Marc Kielburger

Social Activist, Author and Founder of Free the Children

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Marc Kielburger is one of the world’s leading figures in corporate social responsibility, social activism and youth empowerment. A Harvard and Oxford graduate, Rhodes Scholar, speaker, columnist and international bestselling author, Marc Kielburger is the co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We.

Free the Children is a unique international development and youth empowerment organization. Since its founding in 1995, Free the Children has become the world’s leading youth-driven charity, inspiring an entire generation to stand up and have their voices heard. With the involvement of more than a thousand Youth in Action Groups, Free the Children has built more than 650 schools throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, providing daily education to more than 55,000 children.

Marc Kielburger is also the co-author of the national bestsellers Take Action! A Guide to Active CitizenshipTake More Action; the New York Times Best Seller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World and, most recently, The World Needs Your Kid, which includes a forward by the Dalai Lama. In addition, Marc Kielburger along with his brother Craig, is a syndicated columnist carried by the Toronto Star,Vancouver SunHuffington Post and Canada’s most widely-read women’s magazine, Canadian Living.

Marc Kielburger is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada and selection by the World Economic Forum as one of the “250 Young Global Leaders.” His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and the BBC as well as many other news and print media.

Marc Kielburger graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, completing a degree in International Relations. He won a coveted Rhodes Scholarship and went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University with an emphasis on human rights law. Marc has also received four honorary doctorates for his work in the field of education and human rights.

More About Marc Kielburger . . .
One of Free the Children’s most notable projects has been a joint project with Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network called O Ambassadors. The project was designed to educate, engage and inspire more than one million young people across North America to take action to help their underprivileged peers overseas.

Marc Kielburger is also the co-founder of Me to We Social Enterprises. This social enterprise encourages ethical living and social responsibility, while also aiming to bring Free the Children’salready low administration rate to 0%, ensuring every penny goes to charitable programs. Me to We includes carbon-neutral international volunteer travel programs, leadership camps, a publishing house, a music label, and the largest organic made-in-Canada clothing line.

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  • “Marc Kielburger recently spoke to our company and everyone raved about it for days. Those that couldn’t attend the speech knew that they had missed something really special. He has such a gift for storytelling! Not only was his presentation emotional and informative, but also very entertaining. Many will take his points and work with our clients to ensure they are doing all they can to fulfill their corporate social responsibility.”

    Lori Steine

    Group Account Director, Rapp Collins

  • “Marc Kielburger has made a difference not only to the children he serves, in the business community as well, giving us a reason to pause and deliberate our role in educating children worldwide as way of alleviating poverty. . . As a speaker he captured our imagination of hope with endearing honesty, authenticity and urgency to speak, act and think on the terms of Me to We and pass it on to our colleagues, friends and family. It was indeed a pleasure to have him grace our stage at the Power Within and share his message with thousands of Canadians across the country.”

    David Sersta

    VP - Business Development, Power Within, Inc.

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