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Get To Know Us

Our Vision

Rescue millions, protect half a billion, and prove that justice for the poor is unstoppable — this is what drives us. 

We realize this vision by partnering with local authorities to rescue victims of slavery and violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. You can learn more at IJM.ca/Our-Work.

About International Justice Mission Canada

We rally Canadians to the fight to end slavery and violence in our lifetime.

About International Justice Mission Canada

Headquartered in London, Ontario, the Canadian office oversees casework in seven field offices around the world: Bolivia, Chennai (India), Kolkata (India), Thailand, the Philippines, Kampala (Uganda) and the Dominican Republic.

About International Justice Mission Canada

Nationally, we invite Canadians to participate in the work by raising awareness and funds and advocating for policy change.

The IJM Story

A Defining Moment

1994 

The United Nations asked IJM’s founder Gary Haugen to lead its investigation of the horrific genocide in Rwanda. As Haugen dug through mass graves and massacre sites, he was struck by the terrible truth that the Rwandans who had perished in the violence “did not need someone to bring them a sermon, or food, or a doctor, or a teacher, or a microloan. They needed someone to restrain the hand with the machete and nothing else would do.” 

A New Kind of Human Rights Organization

1997 

Haugen and a small team envisioned a new kind of human rights organization: a group that would leverage the skills of criminal justice professionals to protect the poor from violence. Haugen left his job at the Department of Justice to launch IJM with a small DC-based team. They took on cases of desperate violence where impoverished victims could not depend on their justice systems to defend them.

Launching IJM Canada

2002 

By 2000, IJM established its first long-term field office in Mumbai, where a team of local professionals began partnering with authorities to rescue girls and women trafficked for sexual exploitation. Two years later, IJM Canada was established by Jamie McIntosh, and was the first of five partner offices that shares in IJM's global mission. 

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Nationally, IJM Canada rallies Canadians to the fight to end slavery and violence.

Learn how you can get involved in IJM's work.

International Justice Mission Canada is registered with Canada Revenue Agency as a federally recognized charitable organization (registration number: 86388 9283 RR0001).


You Can Send Rescue Today.

Give a gift today and be a last minute responder for a child in need of rescue or a social worker holding the hands of a now-free mother.

You can make the most impact as a Freedom Partner today.

Your generous monthly support of $31 or more will send rescue to vulnerable children and families at a moment’s notice, stand with them as they rebuild their lives in freedom and see their abusers in court – no matter how long justice takes.

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