Marc Kielburger, CM, OMC

Co-Founder of Free The Children and CEO of Me to We


After attending Brebeuf College School in Toronto, Marc Kielburger graduated 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 with an emphasis on human rights law.

Marc Kielburger is the co-founder of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner. The organization has worked in 45 countries and built more than 650 schools and school rooms in developing regions, providing education to more than 55,000 children daily.

Kielburger is also the co-founder and co-CEO of Me to We, a social enterprise. He contributes a regular column about social activism around the world called Global Voices for the Vancouver Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Edmonton Journal, Victoria Times Colonist, Waterloo Region Record, Winnipeg Free Press, Huffington Post and Huffington Post Canada online.

Along with his brother, he also authors a column in the Globe and Mail called “Ask the Kielburgers,” which offers tips on giving back and socially conscious living.

Marc is the recipient of many honours, including the Order of Canada and selection by the World Economic Forum as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders. For his work in the field of education and human rights, Marc has received six honorary degrees, including an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Toronto in Spring 2011.

Marc Kielburger was a Counsellor at One Young World Summits: 2012 in Pittsburgh.