We are living in a time of unprecedented global challenges, including the climate crisis, systemic racism and the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the world still fails to address these urgent issues. Fortunately, Canadian activists are confidently galvanizing others to fight for change. With their stories, strategies and urgent calls for change, we can all help build a better world. This new collection of Canadian activists will give us a glimpse of some of the best examples of the people who have done just that.
Proof That A Collection Of Canadian Activists Really Works
Craig Kielburger is a social activist and humanitarian, who writes for the Huffington Post, the Waterloo Region Record, the Victoria Times Colonist and the Vancouver Sun under the column ‘Global Voices.’ He has received more than two dozen awards and honours and is a member of the National board of Scouts Canada. He is an accomplished writer and has published several books. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 for his work on the environment.
After reading a book about child labor, Kielburger decided to take action. He started a campaign with friends and family to stop child labour. This group later changed its name to Free the Children. The group’s first trip was to India, where he met Alam Rahman. He also learned that the then-Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, was traveling to India. He arranged a press conference with Chretien, which inspired him to take action.