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.
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.
igniteFAIRs held since our inaugural event in 2014.
official igniteFAIR host cities.
people reached through igniteFAIR & related initiatives.
raised for other charities through igniteFAIR initiatives.
The igniteFAIR 2016-2017 Team
We're on a mission to connect young people in cities across Canada with volunteer opportunities in their community.
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