It was like a little tremor that warns you the earthquake is coming. In the days before last Christmas, the stock market took an unexpected tumble, dragging holiday donations down with it. In the midst of peak giving season, charitable contributions plummeted by 6% -- the biggest drop since the Great Recession.
When 12-year-old Craig Kielburger first made headlines as the kid speaking out against the atrocities of child labour, he had a unique advantage - supportive parents who believed in his cause. Fred and Theresa Kielburger were determined to give their children advantages they'd never had.
When it comes to charitable giving, who are the most generous Canadians? If you guessed baby boomers, try again. It's not age-related. Maybe the people of Newfoundland, with their big East Coast hearts? Still no cigar. The most generous Canadians are immigrants. Our newest Canadians contribute the most.
Culture commentators are worried that "the rules have changed" for men. We're fairly certain the "rules" are the same - be a decent person, respect others - though public accountability has never been greater. If men taking responsibility for their actions is causing a collective identity crisis, we do need to change the rules for raising boys.
The Getaway A look at tours and programs that address the impact travelers have on the communities they visit. The term "sustainable travel" has a green glow to it, connoting eco-friendly practices and environmental responsibility. But the human side of sustainability, as defined by the World Tourism Organization, addresses community impact, both social and economic, and is newly gaining traction among travel companies.
In most of Canada, spring is still a myth. So Canadians face the annual dilemma: hibernate through the final weeks of ice and snow, or escape to a tropical beach? Either way, water should be on our minds.
We got to thinking about Black History Month when we were talking to Dr. David Campt , creator of the White Ally Toolkit. We realized how rarely white people recognize our privilege in treating the month - and the centuries-long fight for equality - as history.
River cruising nowadays goes far beyond the Rhine and Danube, to areas that are mostly unexplored -- featuring authentic local experiences. Here's one of the most interesting examples I've found for cruisers looking for something more: Uniworld is offering its first-ever dedicated wellness cruise along the Ganges in India, new 12-day sailings throughout 2019.
WE is scaling up in a major way - the Toronto-based charity is investing about $30 million to build a high-tech facility boasting a slate of programs geared toward grooming the fledgling concepts of socially conscious young entrepreneurs.
Craig Kielburger, "WEconomy" co-author and WE Charity co-founder, and Holly Branson, "WEconomy" co-author, explain how corporations and individuals can boost their bottom line while still making a positive impact.
https://youtu.be/1UwDIOXLV0w He was reaching for the comics one morning when he stumbled upon a tragic story, a 12-year-old, Iqbal Masih, has been killed on speaking about child labor rights. This was the fuel that started the fire of Free the Children. Craig Kielburger, 32, co-founder of Free The Children and We Day, was 12-years-old when...
In 2015, I had a life-changing experience when I went to Kenya with WE Villages and saw firsthand how the charity transforms lives in the Masai Mara. That trip inspired me to form a partnership with WE, so employees at could have the same experience and become inspired to make social change at home.
The Globe and Mail and WE Charity are partners on a range of content and initiatives, including WE Day at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sept. 20. This story is part of a special report on the organization and the event.
Craig Kielberger knows the power of harnessing the energy and spirit of children to help change the world--because he started to do so as a child himself. Tune into our latest episode of Seat of Power with the WE cofounder and influential activist.
Parkland activists, Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez and others celebrate youth making an impact in ABC special
From eradicating hunger and homelessness to improving literacy rates, youth can make a positive impact. That's the message behind the We Movement - a collection of organizations that empower students and their families to get involved with causes that matter most.
For all the negative and pessimistic news out there, there is a lot of good being done in the world which can serve as a source of hope. One sector which is on the rise and working to create solutions to many of our world's greatest challenges is that of social enterprises.
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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.