Mr. Craig Kielburger

Founder of Free The Children


Craig Kielburger is an international children's rights activist, New York Times best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12 years old. Today, he remains a full-time volunteer for the organization, which has become the world’s leading youth-driven charity. What began as a group of children working out of a garage now has more than 2.3 million young people involved in its programs.

Mr. Kielburger holds a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has been awarded 13 honorary doctorates and degrees, and has received The Order of Canada, The Roosevelt Freedom Medal, and The World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, as well as in National Geographic, Time, and The Economist.