Scott Forbes

Director of Development and Mobilization, Eastern Canada

Scott Forbes serves as the Director of Development and Mobilization for IJM Canada in Ontario and Eastern Canada. In his role, Scott builds relationships with IJM donors, meets with potential new donors, promotes opportunities for engagement in the work of justice, and seeks to raise the profile of IJM in the Christian and broader communities across Ontario. He travels within the region to speak at churches and to other groups about IJM’s mission and our response to global human rights issues.

Scott joined IJM Canada in June of 2009. Prior to joining IJM, he gave leadership to Kids Alive International Canada for ten years as a founding Board member, Executive Director and Director of Development. Scott organized Kids Alive in Canada with the goal of helping destitute and unprotected orphans in the country of Zambia, where the AIDS pandemic continues to ravage. During this time, he also served for six years as Director of Global Ministries for Heritage Bible College in Cambridge, Ontario. Prior to establishing Kids Alive International Canada, Scott served for 14 years with Africa Evangelical Fellowship: five years in Zambia as a youth worker, leadership trainer and church planter, and nine years in Canada as a missionary recruiter and business development leader.

Scott has served on several other boards and helped found other ministry organizations including His Kids International and the Canadian Centre for World Mission. Scott is the author of a book, Save Your Husband, a practical guide for helping men attacked by burn out and depression. He received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.

Scott and his wife Karen live in London, Ontario and have four children.

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