Lead Impact: Empowering a Generation to do Good with Craig Kielburger


PODCAST May 21, 2020

Nicola Wealth


Show Summary:

Host Ethan Astaneh speaks with Craig Kielburger, co-founder of  WE, an international development and youth empowerment organization that has grown into a global movement. They discuss Craig’s personal journey, from starting the organization at 12 years old and working with mentors such as Oprah Winfrey and Jeff Skoll, co-founder of Ebay, to building a social enterprise and empowering youth, in over 18,000 schools around the world, to do good.

Craig also provides an outline of the challenges the charitable sector is facing in light of COVID-19, how WE is working to build mental health initiatives and support parents teaching their kids at home and the future of the charitable sector in Canada.

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Guest Bio – Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations within WE. Along with his brother Marc Kielburger, Craig 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 and WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 18,000 schools, engaging 3.5 million young change-makers. Lastly, he is the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of his charitable organization.

His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.Craig is the youngest ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has also received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Craig is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 12 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. Craig has received The Order of Canada, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal and the World Children’s Prize. He was recently voted by Canadians as one of Canada’s top most trusted influencers in a Readers Digest poll, and along with his brother Marc, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.


About The Host — Ethan Astaneh

Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office and is the host of the Wealth Exchange podcast’s Lead Impact and Market Commentary segments. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals, and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including; retirement income planning, business succession, and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer.

For his full bio, visit: NicolaWealth.com/Our-Team/Ethan-Astaneh




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