• This is not just a one-time event.

    IT'S A MOVEMENT OF OUR TIME.

  • Who We Are

    The igniteFAIR philosophy: empowering others to volunteer in the community.

    What is igniteFAIR?

     

    The idea for igniteFAIR began in early 2014 to help students learn about the hundreds of non-profit, youth-run, and volunteer organizations across Ontario that provide opportunities to get involved. Each organization holds their own booth at igniteFAIR, staffed by representatives to talk about its mission, programs, campaigns; so that young people will feel inspired and empowered to take action.

    Since our inaugural event in October 2014, the event has attracted attention from all across Canada, with plans to host similar igniteFAIRs in cities across the country in the near future. It is our goal to ignite the altruistic instinct in people to get involved in their communities.

     

    Who organizes igniteFAIR?

     

    igniteFAIR is an initiative of Pledges for Change, a youth-led, non-profit organization and movement that aims to engage and empower people of all ages, but especially youth, across Canada and around the world to become the leaders of tomorrow. Pledges for Change believes that philanthropy is not only about monetary donations, but also about volunteerism, and it hopes to inspire today’s generation to become more involved and physically create change in their communities.

     

    Founded in 2013 by Brennan Wong, Pledges for Change is a catalyst for change; committed to helping build strong communities, providing the inspiration and the support they need to make a positive impact in today’s world. It believes that people from all backgrounds, religions and ethnicities can all work together to conquer what was once impossible and ultimately change our world for the better! Visit www.pledgesforchange.com for more information.

     

  • igniteFAIR's Impact

    Here's how we've worked with communities across the country to inspire a generation to act and become the changemakers that our world needs.

    2

    igniteFAIRs held since our inaugural event in 2014.

    2

    official igniteFAIR host cities.

    1000+

    people reached through igniteFAIR & related initiatives.

    $3,000

    raised for other charities through igniteFAIR initiatives.

  • The igniteFAIR 2015 Team

    We're on a mission to connect young people in cities across Canada with volunteer opportunities in their community.

    Manit Ginoya

    Chair

    Brennan Wong

    Honourary Chair/igniteFAIR Experience Curator

    Louis Li

    Media Coordinator

    Scott Zhang

    Media Coordinator

    Rachel Duan

    Non-Profit/PR Coordinator

    Guilhem Paillet

     Non-Profit/Logistics Coordinator

     

    Heshan Kavinda

    Logistics Coordinator

    Rosa Kang

    Youth Non-Profit/igniteFAIR Experience Coordinator

    Max Bachinsky

    Marketing Coordinator

     Angela Gao

    Sponsorship Coordinator

    Tania Kwan

    Sponsorship Coordinator

  • igniteFAIR Greater Toronto Area 2016

    Saturday, November 5th

    Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

    12PM-4PM

     

    Returning to the heart of Richmond Hill for a third year, igniteFAIR Greater Toronto Area will bring together over 50 different organizations back to the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, providing hundreds of volunteer opportunities to all attendees.

     

    Directions

    By VIVA (York Region Transit)

    - Take VIVA Blue 

    - Get off at Crosby Ave.

    - Walk south on Yonge St., until you arrive at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

     

    By Highway 404 (Don Valley Parkway)

    - Travel northbound on Highway 404, exit at Major Mackenzie Dr.

    - Head west on Major Mackenzie Dr., turn right on Yonge St.

    - Head north on Yonge St. until you arrive at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Host a Booth

    Looking for some extra help? Encourage young people to volunteer in the community with your organization by hosting a booth at igniteFAIR! Download an application below.

  • Support igniteFAIR Now

    Help us continue bridging the gap between volunteer organizations and youth in communities across Canada by becoming an official igniteFAIR sponsor.

  • Contact Us

    Don't be afraid to reach out! We are always more than happy to answer your questions.