In 1995, the WE Movement was started by 12 year old Craig Kielburger, while he was a student at a Catholic school in Thornhill ON. He was joined by his older brother, Marc. The latter is now Harvard and Oxford educated, and is considered the brains behind the organization, while charismatic Craig is the face of the WE Movement. Their organization was originally called “Free the Children”, but was later changed to the WE Movement.
The purpose of the organization is to energize youth to change this world by fighting child poverty and oppression internationally. Its international development work includes providing clean drinking water and access to education for youth. The organization believes that human power alone can rid the world of its problems.
On the surface, this organization appeared to be trustworthy. However, that is no longer the case. The WE Movement has greatly changed in the past few years, and has become a social engineering organization, which indoctrinates youth into a mindset that is contrary to wholesome, healthy traditional values.
It does this by providing WE Day rallies in major cities, such as Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto, and in the U.S. and the U.K., whereby celebrities are invited to connect with youth. These are not just any celebrities. They include speakers and musicians, who promote homosexuality, abortion and alarmist environmentalism, for example, rap artist Kardinal Offishall, who glorifies loose living and sexual promiscuity. Another celebrity is hip hop artist Big Sean, whose profanity laden repertoire is riddled with lyrics portraying women as “bitches” and “whores”, whose only value is in pleasuring men. His songs also include approval of prostitution, pimping, rape, oral sex and illegal drug use. U.S. rapper Macklemore’s music promotes homosexuality (over 200,000 students streamed to Macklemore’s concert in Toronto in October, 2016). His rap song, “Same Love”, supports same-sex marriage.
Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin, who is a “passionate advocate of gay rights” and supports the LGBT community in all its demands, actress Jennifer Lopez, whose slinky performance in Vancouver in 2014 stunned her audience, and U.S. activist, pro-abortionist and feminist, Chelsea Clinton, have all been speakers and performers at WE Movement events. Actress Mia Farrow, who promotes abortion, was also a celebrity guest. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who chaired a panel in Vancouver in June 2019 at a feminist conference to raise money for international abortions, was also a speaker at a WE Movement event. The above are just a partial list of the speakers and entertainers invited to the WE Movement events, who are presented as role models for impressionable youths.
The Kielburgers’ organization also hired a homosexual stripper, Michael David Lorsch, to manage its leadership programs. He has frequently spoken at Catholic and public schools in Ontario and has led trips for youth overseas, serving as the Manager of leadership programs. He resigned when his homosexual stripper activities were made public. The WE Movement sent out a statement at the time lamenting the fact that Lorsch had to resign, and defended his former stripper activity.
In 2011, on Mother’s Day, the Kielburger brothers signed a manifesto denouncing the then Conservative government’s decision to cut funding to International Planned Parenthood Federation. In this manifesto, the organization described International Planned Parenthood Federation as “an organization that provides reproductive health services abroad”, and that the Conservative government’s action was a “paternalistic refusal to offer women in Africa the same rights offered to women in Canada.”
The Kielburgers’ annual WE Day rallies are attended by thousands of teens from Catholic and public schools across Canada. The organization is active in over 16,000 public and private schools, recruiting students to join the “WE Movement”.
The WE Movement lists the Toronto Catholic and District School Boards, Halton Catholic and District School Boards (ON), and Edmonton Catholic and District School Boards (AB) as educational partners to the organization, as well as the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools in the U.S.
The WE Movement has degenerated into a dangerous organization, leading huge numbers of young people into a totally wrong understanding of life and dignity of human beings and respect for others. It should be banned from both public and Catholic schools.