Humanitarian, activist & social entrepreneur

About Craig Kielburger

At the young age of 12, Craig Kielburger had an epiphany that children truly have the power to effect change. Inspired by the story of Iqbal Massih, a boy his age in Pakistan who had spoken out against child labor and was killed, Craig and his brother Marc initiated a project that they called Free the Children.

The Kielburgers eventually grew the project into a group of organizations empowering others to make an impact on their communities and the world.


Craig Kielburger is internationally recognized for his philanthropic contributions.

He has received 15 honorary degrees and doctorates for his efforts to promote education and human rights. He has also been awarded the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal, the Order of Canada, the World Children’s Prize, and was named Canada’s Most Admired Public Sector CEO in 2015.

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Kielburger is a graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program and is the youngest person to have received this dual-school degree.

Kielburger is also a nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author, with many of his 12 published works appearing on international best-seller’s lists, including the New York Times.

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Craig Kielburger is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author who inspires people to empower themselves to make a significant positive impact on the world.  

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