• Marc Kielburger

    Dr. Kielburger's Biography

    • Marc Kielburger is an outstanding contributor to poverty alleviation and youth development around the world. He is the co-founder of Free the Children, an international charity and renowned educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.
      Marc is also the co-founder and co-CEO of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise that provides people with better choices for a better world. Half of Me to We’s profits are donated to Free the Children and the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission. Each year, Marc and his brother Craig Kielburger organize Free the Children’s We Day, the organizations signature domestic event. We Day advocates positive social change and is attended by school age students that can only gain access by earning a place through volunteerism.
      Marc graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University completing a degree in international relations, He won a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to complete a law degree at Oxford University. Marc is the recipient of many honors. These include: the youngest person ever to be awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in 2004, the youngest to be selected as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40”, selection by the World Economic Forum as one of 250 Young Global Leaders, and in 2010 he received the Order of Canada.
      Marc has a special connection to Capilano University. In the first year of the Global Stewardship program ten years ago, he agreed to partner with the program and has made presentations to students on campus. In October 2013, Capilano University was the exclusive post-secondary education partner for We Day Vancouver.