The global community is overlooking a growing crisis.
Marc Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother Craig Kielburger, Marc co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Back at home in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, WE Schools & WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools, engaging 2.4 million young change-makers. Lastly, he is also the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of the charitable organization. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC. Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has also received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Marc is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 8 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world. In 2015, along with his brother Craig, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.
Today, everyone from NASA to Netflix are calling on the public to spur the hunt for alien life and help strangers pick the right movie.
09/29/2017 15:19 EDT
Stereotypes crumble in the face of real people.
09/22/2017 10:23 EDT
Entrepreneurs are using shipping containers like huge Lego blocks — they can become anything.
09/15/2017 13:52 EDT
Meanwhile, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is halfway into its two-year mandate and plagued by general inertia.
09/01/2017 10:25 EDT
As Canada churns out more professionals than ever, some are carving their own path.
08/21/2017 14:07 EDT
Canadians need to understand that wildlife trafficking isn't confined to faraway jungles.
08/10/2017 14:23 EDT
Girls on the less extreme end, whose autism manifests differently than boys, have slipped under the radar.
07/31/2017 14:23 EDT
Food is art. Food is community. Food is joy and cultural identity. Increasingly, food is also statecraft.
07/21/2017 14:32 EDT
Traditions are an important part of family life. Research shows maintaining customs makes families stronger and more stable, and gives children a feeling of comfort and security. But I don't simply want to build traditions for traditions' sake. I want to think about how I can use these family rituals to fulfill my pledge to live WE, to make a difference with my actions every day. Here are some ideas to start a tradition that gives back -- from my family to yours.
06/13/2017 09:16 EDT
Your kid is holed up in the basement, alone in the dark except for the glowing screen and the alien invaders from their favourite video game. Again. Don't worry; an alternative to space war is on the way.
04/28/2017 06:53 EDT
Too often, the elderly live forgotten in depressing conditions. The mind of a five-year-old might be exactly what elder care needs. What about a facility designed by Disney? It's just one of the creative solutions popping up around the world, proving that engaging, personalized environments improve quality of life, health and longevity for seniors.
11/25/2016 02:59 EST
Some 30,000 young Canadians ages 16 to 24 are homeless at any given time. If you're young and also dealing with abuse, addiction, a broken family or mental illness, finding your way is an immensely tough trek. Art is an accessible way to confront those seemingly impossible challenges.
03/03/2016 11:16 EST
Language is highly personal issue for this leader. He told us he didn't learn his own Cree tongue until university and that profoundly impacted his sense of identity. Knowing their own language, he argues, is essential for First Nations children because "studies have shown that when a child is fluent in their indigenous language, they're more successful in school and life."
02/06/2015 03:42 EST
The South African Reconciliation Barometer, a survey of racial and social attitudes, consistently finds a deeply divided nation. Less than 40 per cent of South Africans socialize with people of another race, while only 22 per cent of white South Africans and a fifth of black South Africans live in racially integrated neighbourhoods.
12/18/2013 03:21 EST
But the Nobel for peace has never been awarded to a young person, or to a movement of young people for social change. There has been no shortage of contenders. When the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize is announced on Oct 11, many expect to hear a young person's name: Malala Yousafzai.
10/08/2013 13:56 EDT
It was 16 years ago that I stood in our home-turned-headquarters and watched the legendary Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes interview my very nervous 13-year-old younger brother. It was a rare glimpse behind the scenes of one of North America's best known news shows. When 60 Minutes came calling again last year, we greeted the news with both anticipation and trepidation.
12/05/2012 12:09 EST
Emerging democracies understand why it's important to vote. In established democracies, like Canada, contentment breeds apathy, and there's no shortage of strategies to coax us out of complacency.
05/02/2011 12:35 EDT
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