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Ignite your passion to end slavery.
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What is Firestarters?

In a world where vulnerable people are frequently victims of everyday violence, the difference between life and death, justice and injustice, often depends on whether or not someone can show up on their behalf.

Firestarters is a passionate initiative that empowers youths and their parents to make a difference in the world by becoming an advocate, raising awareness and participating in fundraising efforts to join the fight against human trafficking and slavery.

We believe that you have the power to be a spark for change. We have seen teens making and selling cards, participating in Dressember and a variety of other creative events to support IJM in the fight against human trafficking and slavery. By raising money for the cause, you play an important role in bringing freedom to people all over the world.

Why Join Firestarters?


We understand the importance of involving families in social causes. Firestarters provides a platform for youths and their parents to work together for the cause you are both passionate about.

Hands-On Learning

Through engaging materials, survivor stories and guest speakers, you will gain a deeper understanding of social justice issues and the importance of taking action.

Supporting IJM

By partnering with IJM Canada your efforts directly contribute to the fight against human trafficking and slavery around the world.

Building Leadership Skills

Through organizing fundraisers and participating in initiatives, you will develop leadership and organizational skills, turning ordinary activities into extraordinary opportunities for change.

Community Impact

Firestarters fosters a sense of purpose and connection to a global community of like-minded young advocates. Together, we create a ripple effect of change within communities, fostering a sense of responsibility and solidarity.

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Get Involved with Firestarters

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Bi-monthly you will connect with IJM staff, learn more about human trafficking and slavery and hear from a guest speaker.

Are you ready to join the Firestarters community?

For youths under age 16, please have a parent or legal guardian with you as parental/guardian consent is required before you can participate in any activities organized by Firestarters.

* Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter of slavery and violence, Firestarters is intended for ages 13 years and above.

Other ways to ignite change on your own

Advocacy and Outreach

Use your voice to raise awareness against human trafficking through petitions and government and community engagements.

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore volunteering opportunities with IJM Canada to combat human trafficking. Make a direct impact by contributing your time and skills.

Host a Fundraiser

Organize an event in your community, school or neighbourhood to raise funds for IJM's anti-trafficking initiatives. We provide ideas and support to make your fundraising event a success.

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Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

Make an Impact

Your skills, talents, and ideas are a force for change. From birthday parties to polar dips, your fundraising campaign can stop the violence.

Learn More

Thank you for signing up to learn more about starting a fundraiser. We will be in touch soon!

In the meantime, please take a look at our free guide: 25 Tips for the Novice Fundraiser.

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