Ready for Ignite Fair 2023?
November 25, 2023
This year, Ignite Fair will bring together high school students and non-profit organizations across the Greater Toronto area, back in-person! Organizations will be able to connect with youth who are interested in in-person and virtual volunteering roles.
Ignite Fair Ontario will assist young people on their journey, whatever that may be. Whether it is completing their 40 hour volunteer requirement, dedicating their time and efforts, or finding their future career route, Ignite Fair Ontario is the place to start.
What is the Ignite Fair Powered by Volunteer Toronto?
This isn’t your typical volunteer fair! Meet your co-hosts:
Pledges for Change is an Ontario based youth-led group transforming the way young people engage in social impact. They founded the Ignite Fair in 2014, and have since engaged 6,200 students. Volunteer Toronto is Canada's largest volunteer centre connecting volunteers and the organizations that need them. They have hosted an annual Youth Expo engaging over 45,000 youth since 2015.
This joint initiative will provide a dynamic virtual space to assist young people on their journey to meaningful volunteering and open new doors to explore community engagement and the non-profit sector.
Why Attend the Ignite Fair Powered by Volunteer Toronto?
Youth will have the opportunity to connect with non-profit organizations! Connect with organizations that are now recruiting youth volunteers.
Come and learn about:
- where youth fit into the non-profit sector and the impact youth can have on an organization,
- the important volunteer work conducted by those currently giving back,
- and the opportunities available for young people.
About the Organizers
The Ignite Fair Powered by Volunteer Toronto is an initiative developed in a partnership between Pledges for Change, a youth-led group, and Volunteer Toronto, Canada's largest volunteer centre.
Pledges for Change works with governments, companies, and social sector organizations to design and develop meaningful ways for youth to give back in support of the causes they care most about. A new partnership between Volunteer Toronto and Pledges for Change in 2020 has led to the development of a youth engagement playbook.
Emerging from this collaborative effort is the opportunity to plan and execute the annual Ignite Fair. Moving from in-person to virtual, the Ignite Fair aims to assist young people to learn more about the volunteerism sector, as well as open doors to new avenues in the non-profit sector.