WE is an innovative social enterprise founded by speakers Craig and Marc Kielburger. Comprised of three brands: We Day, Free The Children and Me to We, it’s a family of organizations that work to empower each of us to make the world a better place.
The annual We Day tour is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. The annual series of stadium-sized events has brought together hundreds of thousands of youth volunteers to be inspired by the greatest leaders and entertainers of our time.
At National Speakers Bureau we’re proud to be a partner with the WE brands. Our annual NSBest Speaker Showcase helped raise over $5,000 this year to outfit a school in Kenya through Free the Children’s Adopt a Village initiative.
This year kicks off in Toronto with stops in Vancouver, Montreal, California, London, Chicago and many more. Some of our acclaimed speakers will take part in this years’ We Day Events around the world.
Joseph Boyden is the author of the award-winning novels Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce. Boyden’s most recent novel, The Orenda, is a visceral portrait of life at a crossroads that weaves together the natural beauty and blood-soaked brutality of Canada’s formative years.
Joseph stopped by q on CBC with Shad to reflect on reconciliation with Canada’s aboriginal peoples and the deeply-rooted racial tensions within our own borders. Check out the clip below:
To Canadians, the name “Pinball” stands for remarkable athletic talent, outstanding sportsmanship and a commitment to the community. As a former all-star running back, Grey Cup winning coach, President and CEO, and now the Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts, Michael “Pinball” Clemons is a man of unquestionable character and spirit.
Pinball’s presentations are at once captivating and empowering. He inspires audiences by demonstrating what it means to beat the odds and encourages listeners to use teamwork to achieve their goals.
See his inspiring presentation from We Day Toronto 2009:
Inspirational and charismatic, Spencer West speaks candidly about the struggles he overcame after losing his legs at the age of five. He speaks about overcoming stereotyping and bullying, about finding meaning and happiness in a material world and how he never lost the hope or courage needed to mount personal obstacles. Infused with humour and humility, his thought-provoking message inspires people to find opportunity in every challenge.
Check out his powerful presentation from We Day Minnesota 2013:
Through We Day, Craig and Marc connect with 200,000 students from 5,000 schools every year. These students earn their entry to the celebration through service programs. Past speakers and performers include Prince Harry, Richard Branson and Jennifer Hudson. With more than 5 million followers on Facebook, We Day has become one of the largest charitable causes in the world.
Craig and Marc have been honored with the Order of Canada and over twenty honorary doctorates and degrees collectively. Their accomplishments have been celebrated in multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, 60 Minutes, Piers Morgan Live and The Today Show, as well as in People, TIME and The Economist. They have authored 12 books, including New York Times bestseller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World, and their weekly columns have been syndicated in online news and print media including 30 newspapers throughout North America and around the world.
Here’s a little more on the We Day movement:
In addition to the above speakers, We Day veteran’s include: Lt. Gen Roméo Dallaire, Dave Williams, Amanda Lindhout, Rick Hansen, Natalie Panek, Jessi Cruickshank, Emmanual Jal, Samantha Nutt, Michel Chikwanine and many more.
To find out more about how these speakers can bring an inspirational message to your event reach out to us.