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Marc Kielburger, CM, OMC (born 1977) is a Canadian author, humanitarian and activist for children's rights. He is the co-founder, with his brother Craig Kielburger, of Free the Children, an international development and youth empowerment organization, and the co-founder and co-CEO of Me to We, its partner social enterprise.
After attending Brebeuf College School in Toronto, Kielburger graduated from Harvard University, completing a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed 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.
Marc is also the co-founder and co-CEO of Me to We, a social enterprise.
Kielburger 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. With his brother Craig Kielburger, he also writes a column in the Globe and Mail called “Ask the Kielburgers”, which offers tips on giving back and socially conscious living.
 Recognition and awards
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.
- Youngest person ever to be awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
- At the time (2004, aged 27), he became the youngest to be selected as one of Canada’s "Top 40 Leaders Under Forty" (In 2006, aged 23, his brother Craig became the youngest.)
- Honorary doctorate from Nipissing University for his work in leadership development
- Toronto Catholic District School Board Alumnus of the Year Award, 2005
- Honorary doctorate of law from Carleton University for his exemplary leadership in the promotion of the rights of children and the promotion of ethical living and social responsibility.
- Inducted into the Order of St. Jean de Brebeuf at Brebeuf College School in 2012.
- Received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
- Me to We (with Craig Kielburger, 2004)
- Take Action (with Craig Kielburger, 2002)
- Take More Action (with Craig Kielburger, 2008)
- Making of an Activist (with Craig Kielburger, 2007)
- The World Needs Your Kid (with Craig Kielburger, 2009)
- Global Voices: Volume 1 (with Craig Kielburger, 2010)
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award breakfast 2006-04-26.
- Meet Marc Kielburger Tamarack Community Learning Centre
- Top 40 Under 40 The Globe and Mail, 2004-04-30
- "Activist brothers to receive honorary doctorates from Nip U" BayToday.ca Thursday, June 9, 2005.
- Marc Kielburger HarryWalker.com
- Marc Kielburger National Bank Financial
- Carleton University Awards Nine Outstanding Canadians with Honorary Degrees, Carleton Newsroom, May 15, 2012
- "Diamond Jubilee Gala toasts exceptional Canadians". CBC. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
- Free the Children Official website
- Me to We
- Craig and Marc Kielburger Interview on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos
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