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Craig and Marc Kielburger

Co-founders, WE Charity

Humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger are co-founders of WE, an organization that makes doing good, doable.

WE works with developing communities in nine countries, and empowers youth in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom by connecting them with global issues and social causes. WE Day is the annual celebration of these young change-makers, held in more than 15 cities worldwide.

Marc and Craig are syndicated columnists and authors of more than 10 books, including The World Needs Your Kid, and the New York Times bestseller Me to We. Their work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as on CNN, BBC, 60 Minutes and The Today Show, and in People, Time and The Economist.

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Giving Back Is Just Good Business

The evolution -- we might even say revolution -- taking place in the field of corporate social responsibility has been fascinating to behold. For the best companies, making your employees recycle, and cutting a big cheque once a year to some lucky charity, is no longer good enough. They're making "giving back" an integral part of doing business.
05/29/2014 01:15 EDT
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How One Woman Tackled Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

In a developing community, a child willingly skipping class is nigh unthinkable; education is a resource more precious than gold. So when the students filed in to see Khady's empty seat, it was a gaping void that could not be ignored. The 12-year-old had been pulled from school by her father. She was to be married the next day.
05/22/2014 05:33 EDT
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We Need to Talk About Missing Women All Over the World

Dig deeper into the current headlines and the sickening stories mount. The so-called "honour killing" of women by their husbands and families in Afghanistan is rising. Police in Paris allegedly raped a Canadian tourist. Rebels in the forgotten crisis in the Central African Republic rape and murder women with relative impunity. And it's not just about high profile atrocities. When was the last time media talked about the missing women of Asia?
05/15/2014 12:51 EDT
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Mia Farrow's Ode to the World's Strongest Mothers

With Mother's Day approaching, Farrow has a challenge for all of us living in comfort here, far from the struggles in central Africa. This Mother's Day, take a moment to think outside our own families. Make this Mother's Day not just about our own mothers, but about all the mothers of the world -- especially those faced with overwhelming adversity.
05/08/2014 12:43 EDT
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Can This Tiny Nation Take Down the Nuclear Goliath?

Get ready for the trial of the century -- a David versus Goliath court battle that would impress Erin Brockovich. The plaintiff: the Marshall Islands, a tiny Pacific nation that would fit into Vancouver Island 13 times over. The defendants: the United States and eight other global nuclear powers. The issue: saving the world from nuclear weapons.
05/01/2014 12:10 EDT
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India's Monumental Exercise in Democracy

In addition to being the biggest with 800-million potential voters, and most expensive at $35 billion, the Indian Parliamentary election also has the world's largest youth vote; political parties that reach all the way to our shores; reserved parliamentary seats for minorities; and electoral corruption on a mind-blowing scale. Here are five things you didn't know about democracy in India.
04/25/2014 08:00 EDT
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Student Debt Is Canada's Debt

This month, Canadian students finish exams and begin hunting for summer jobs. A student working the counter at Taco Bell for minimum wage would have to work eight hours a day, seven days week, for almost the entire summer to cover tuition, never mind the cost of specialized or technical degrees. Students have a responsibility to work and pay for at least some of their education. Also a responsibility, when choosing their college or university program, to think about whether they are choosing a field of study where there is a real demand for jobs.
04/16/2014 05:33 EDT
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From Generation Me to Generation We: How Millennials Are Changing Business

The TIME magazine cover last May cried: "The Me Me Me Generation: Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents." For all the bashing of millennials, when it comes to spending and working, their priority is making a difference. Businesses that want to attract the best workers and remain profitable must make it their priority as well.
04/08/2014 06:18 EDT
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Afghan Illiteracy Can't Be Solved by Simply Slapping Up More Schools

Since 2006, Canada alone has pumped more than $180 million into education in Afghanistan, according to the Canadian Foreign Affairs project browser. Thousands of schools have been rebuilt or rehabilitated by western nations. Afghan government statistics show more than -- up from just 5000 in 2001. So why is it that, despite this decade of massive investment, the literacy rate for women is still only 22 per cent according to UNICEF? It's the same problem we've seen so many other places: failing to realize that building a school is not the same thing as providing an education.
04/01/2014 05:13 EDT
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Discrimination and Denial: The Racial Skeletons in Canada's Closet

Canada has made tentative steps in acknowledging racism in our past, like aboriginal residential schools and the Chinese head tax. But there is a tendency to view these as isolated events of history. With our national rhetoric of a tolerant and multicultural society, many Canadians bristle at the suggestion that racial discrimination was and is a force in Canada.
03/28/2014 06:19 EDT
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One Child's Education Is a Whole Community's Dream

For us in the West, it's hard to imagine life without education. But what if you couldn't read the words on a basic contract, write your name on a job application, or count the money you earn at work? Imagine no one in your community knew how to prevent your crops from failing, basic accounting to run a family business, or how to treat a common illness.
03/26/2014 10:07 EDT
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Is Harper Stealing From the Future to Feed the Present?

On February 7, the government announced it would give almost $2 billion in new funding for aboriginal education. But it will take years to build all the new schools required, let alone create new community-run school systems. The real impact on aboriginal communities will take at least a generation to manifest. When next year's federal election rolls around, this agreement will provide few tangible, here-and-now marshmallows for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer voters.
03/12/2014 09:05 EDT
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Gross Global Happiness Has No Limit

Last year was the first-ever Happiness Day, and we heard plentiful advice on how to make ourselves happy. But if we want to maximize our planet's sum total of happiness, it would seem most efficient to share the fortune we have -- material, emotional and spiritual -- with those who have little.
03/07/2014 10:48 EST
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Cyberbullying Is Not an Olympic Sport

There's a tendency to think of cyberbullying as a youth phenomenon. In the wake of Sochi, the sporting world demonstrates it isn't only young people; social media is a platform for shocking displays of anger and hate from adults and youth alike. We talked to former Team Canada hockey player Jennifer Botterill about the rise and impact of cyberbullying in athletics.
03/05/2014 12:19 EST
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Words This Aboriginal Education Activist Never Thought She'd Hear

When 78-year-old Aboriginal education activist Verna Kirkness heard Harper promise legislation giving aboriginal communities full control of on-reserve education, backed with $1.9 billion in new stable funding, she choked up. "I thought I would never hear such words. That feeling that, after all these years, something could finally happen."
02/26/2014 09:05 EST
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Do Family Dinners Really Help Your Kids?

Do regular family meals really make for happier families and well-adjusted kids, or is it simply that happy families with well-adjusted kids are more likely to have regular family meals? That's the question sociology researchers Anne Meier and Kelly Musick set out to answer.
02/19/2014 08:59 EST