Scott Forbes serves as the Regional Representative for IJM Canada in Eastern Canada. IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.

Scott joined IJM Canada in June of 2009. In his role as Regional Representative, Scott builds relationships with IJM donors living in Ontario, meets with potential new donors, promotes opportunities for engagement in the work of justice, and seeks to raise the profile of IJM in communities across Ontario. He travels within the region to speak at churches and other groups about IJM’s mission and our response to global human rights issues.

Prior to joining IJM, Scott 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, Scott 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 Imagine Adoption 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. Scott 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.