Copyright owned or licensed by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. On return, he began Free the Children and became its public face, appearing first on the national, then the international stage. Coleman, Linda S.; Funk, Robert W. (2005). A structure adjacent to the beach house was described to Canadaland by a WE organization source as a vacation home built for Marc Kielburger and his wife, Roxanne Joyal, the CEO of ME to WE. She sold it … By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Marc Kielburger later said he "misspoke" and “incorrectly referred to the Prime Minister’s Office.”[32][33] Kielbuger said the outreach came instead from officials at Employment and Social Development Canada. Craig and Marc Kielburger co-founded Free the Children. We provide a full schedule of vaccinations at Baraka for newborns' first year, including vitamins and supplements. “I want to leave the world better than I found it. In 1995 working with his brother, Craig Kielburger, he began a journey that would spark a worldwide movement of social change and empowerment. "[34], Kielburger is married to Roxanne Joyal. At his side is his wife, Roxanne Joyal, who, like him, is a founding staff member of Free the Children. Read more about cookies here. It is also unusual that both properties were purchased at significantly below what their municipally-assessed value would be pegged at on January 1, 2016 immediately after the sales. Toronto Star articles, please go to:, The Toronto Star and, each property of Toronto Star They've been on a head-shaking journey since their teens when they met as parliamentary pages in Ottawa. At that time, Marc's younger brother, Craig, all of 12, was touring sweatshops in India. Follow Craig at and @craigkielburger on Twitter. They bring that story to Roy Thomson Hall tonight as speakers in the Unique Lives & Experiences lecture series (more info at There was an error, please provide a valid email address. Marc is an Inspiring Speaker, Syndicated Columnist, New York Times Bestselling Author, WE Co-Founder. "When we started doing this ... the notion of kids changing the world ... was going to get your parent's credit card to make a contribution or collect money or spare change. These were the easiest lessons. A baby belongs to the community. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Another oddity in the Kielburger/WE real estate world is how often properties trade hands among family members and insiders. [4][5], He attended Brebeuf College School (Toronto), and Neuchâtel Junior College (Neuchâtel, Switzerland), which he graduated from in 1995. Thank you for your patience. The home, which backs onto Lake Ontario at the Scarborough Bluffs, has traded four times among family members with the price going from $3.7 million to $0 to $800,000 to $0 again when transferred to a numbered company owned by Craig Kielburger’s brother-in-law, Stefan Fehr. The 33-year-old co-founder of Free the Children and its annual We Day events shared photos from the wedding on his Facebook page late Wednesday. More info: I Inspire. We knew this in principle after years among the Kenyan mamas, but in practice, it challenged our supercautious first parents' belief that our little girl should be in our view, if not our arms, at all times. Marc Kielburger from Toronto receives the Order of Canada from Governor General Michaelle Jean in Ottawa in 2010. The home is assessed at more than $1.7 million. He and Joyal got undergrad degrees in international relations, he at Harvard, she at Stanford. We'd have to let go of our ideas of what it means to raise our firstborn in a different culture. "Cultivate Hope". [9], Kielburger was the youngest to received the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for his efforts. Although Mingze Li and Victor Li are not related, Mingze is a relative of one of Victor’s close friends from university and Victor promised to look out for Mingze in Canada. More than a few expressed concern about famished felines prowling the savannah. He then was given a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a law degree from Oxford. Nestled on the savannah in the southern Narok district, it is surrounded by several villages, each a long walk away. Marc Kielburger: Why I’m not afraid to bring my four-month-old to rural Kenya. Pop Goes The News — Canadian social entrepreneur Craig Kielburger married Leysa Cerswell last weekend — only three months after announcing their engagement. It's impossible not to feel angry at the unfairness. He is truly passionate about leaving the world a better place than he found it. Normally, homes sell above the assessed value which is mostly used as a factor when determining municipal tax bills. Over 16,000 schools participate in its comprehensive active citizenship programs, spawning more than 3.8 million young influencers and agents of change. The brothers and Joyal have toured with the Dalai Lama and appeared with Bishop Desmond Tutu. Follow Craig at and @craigkielburger on Twitter. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The first property at 212 Carlton St. was purchased from Kiel Projects Inc., one of the many companies set up over the years by the Kielburger brothers. When the mother unwrapped the child from a shuka – a large cloth keeping the child snuggled to her back – and removed her baby's diapers, made of rags, we could count her protruding ribs. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Kielburger, Craig; Kielburger, Marc (2006). Marc's mother and father (Fred & Theresa Kielburger) have one of the prime penthouses at a beachfront condominium in the same neighborhood.