Inside The “Cult” Of Kielburger

Inside The “Cult” Of Kielburger

Two dozen former employees open up about WE

By Jaren Kerr
June 25, 2019

NOTE: For purposes of clarity, in this article “WE” refers to all entities past and present in the WE network of organizations, including ME to WE, WE Charity, and Free The Children.

Craig Kielburger, the co-founder of the WE organization, got married in June 2016. One month earlier, a WE employee in Illinois named Francie Schnipke Richards received a wedding invitation via a work email from Lisa Lisle, Craig’s then-chief-of-staff. She replied that it would be “such an honour” to attend and offered her help, writing: “I don’t expect to be sitting around.”

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