WE DID IT! 


Thanks to the incredible generosity of 236 donors we raised $20,646! The Canadian Freedom Registry is now under development and will be launched in the fall--this would not have been possible without your support!

On behalf of Chab Dai I want to thank EVERYONE who donated/shared/liked/talked about the ride. You are amazing.  

Stay tuned for a video of the ride coming soon! 

Also, for those who donated more than $50, your perks are on the way!


THE NEW GOAL: 


In only 16 days we raised $10,000 . Thanks to your generosity, the Freedom Registry will be created! This is amazing.

BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET! We want to reach our new goal of $20 000!

Chab Dai has a HUGE vision to end human trafficking, and they need the resources to do that. When we reach $16 000 we will cover all the costs of the marketing for the Freedom Registry and the training expenses for staff. When we surpass this, the money will then go towards a part time salary for a Freedom Registry coordinator, who will give valuable support to the anti-human trafficking organizations that are featured in the registry.

So with  let’s reach  $20 000 and launch the Canadian Freedom Registry!


THE ORIGINAL GOAL:


To ride by bike from Montreal to Vancouver and raise $10,000 to create the Canadian Freedom Registry - a database that connects organizations that fight trafficking across Canada.

The Canadian Freedom Registry is being created by Chab Dai, a non-profit that works to end human trafficking through coalition building, advocacy and research.

THE STORY:


My name is Daniel
and I am passionate about many things. Backcountry skiing, learning languages, and exploring to name only a few.

I am also passionate about ending slavery.



I learned about the reality of human trafficking while I was studying in Montreal. My degree in Geography and Arabic helped me understand that trafficking is a global issue.

But what really broke my heart was the knowledge that the majority of the victims of sex-trafficking in Montreal are from Quebec. Gang members will often “recruit” teenage girls into the sex-industry by pretending to be their boyfriend. Sex-trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking in Canada. We need to get past the taboo of prostitution and identify the ways that the sex-industry (legal) can trap people and lead to human trafficking (illegal).

One of the biggest challenges is that Canada is, well, very big. It is hard to communicate between organizations that are doing great work to fight human trafficking.

I was inspired to raise $10,000 for Chab Dai when I learned about their project called the Freedom Registry—a database of Canadian anti-human trafficking organizations. This will be a tool for everyone; from police officers to students.

All the money I raise through my CrowdFunding Campaign will go directly to Chab Dai so that the Freedom Registry can be created this summer. Without the funds, the Registry cannot be created and Canadians will be unaware of the good work being done to end trafficking. Victims of human trafficking will not know who to reach out to.

I need to reach my fundraising target of $10000 before I get to Vancouver on June 30. So please consider donating today to end slavery in Canada.


THE PERKS:


$20
: You will receive a HUGE thank you on Twitter

$50: You will receive a personalized, video thank you message, filmed from a surprise Canadian location. You will also receive a GIANT thank you on Twitter

$75: You will receive a thank you postcard (with an authentic Canadian stamp) from a surprise Canadian location somewhere along the route.

$100: You get to make me "Bust a Move"-- you chose the dance move and I send you the link to my 20 second dance. This video will be posted on Facebook and Twitter so you can laugh with your friends.

$200: You will receive three prints of some stunning Canadian landscapes from a surprise location, in addition to “Bust a Move

$300: You’ll get a map of my route which includes the best pictures from along the ride of beautiful landscapes, historical landmarks, and hilarious moments from the trip. Handmade with lots of love. You will also get the added bonuses of “Bust a Move” and a personally handwritten thank you note from yours truly.

$500 or more: The all-time MVP Package: Map of the Route + Three prints + "Bust a Move" + handwritten thank you note!



Recent Donations

Name Amount Comment
Anonymous Donor $1000.00
Nick Bruce $20.00
Anonymous Donor $10.00 Thank you for bringing attention to an important cause!
Gord & Rebecca Gord & Rebecca $100.00 Hoping you make your goal! Fantastic on your accomplishment!!!
Anonymous Donor $100.00 Thank you for caring and setting an example by allowing yourself to be moved to action. You're an inspiration and a reminder that every person can make a difference.
Clara Salter $75.00
Anonymous Donor $20.00
Dr. Rhonda Willms Inc. $500.00
Paola & Gus Paola & Gus $100.00 Daniel The Lord is with you and has blessed you with such a soft and listening heart. Thanks for modelling faith so beautifully, may His name be glorified! It's an honour to be a small part of this great effort . Ps: we'd like the Macarena ;-)
Marilyn Masson $55.00
Anonymous Donor $100.00 May you experience the still quiet voice of God as you adjust to being home....
Janet Preston $100.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00 God bless you! What a fantastic action for a wonderful cause! Dear people: Check out the trailer of the documentary on RedLightGreenLightFilm.com....
David Peters $100.00
Trevor & Sheila Trevor & Sheila $25.00 Amazingly well done! As well as your Gran we are proud of you. We have CCAT (Croydon Community Against Trafficking) here in the UK and so we share your concern for this need.
Anonymous Donor $50.00 Praying for you along the way and now rejoicing with you!
Anonymous Donor $50.00 magnificent!
Anonymous Donor $200.00 I'm happy to help. May God bless this ministry A fellow servant of Christ.
Anonymous Donor $300.00 Great effort!
John Tuckwell $100.00
Julie Russell $10.00 Congratulations Dan!! An amazing feat
Anthea Zeng $15.00 Congrats Dan! We're all so proud of you! :)
Anonymous Donor $10.00
Christopher Poenaru $20.00 Congrats on the ride!
Mie Beers $10.00
Anonymous Donor $75.00 Love you Dan! Thanks for making this huge effort to fight human trafficking; you're truly an inspiration!
Maram Isaac $50.00 Well done Daniel, so proud of you as a close friend of my children , we are blessed to have you in our lives.
Sarah Klein $50.00 Daniel, this is amazing, and you are amazing! Upset with myself that I waited until the last day to donate, but here's my donation anyhow. Congratulations on finishing The Ride. Cheers to ending human trafficking!
Anonymous Donor $300.00
The Taweels $180.00 "My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with" - Oprah Winfrey
Jeff Kathy Jenna Shae Spowart $400.00 Well done Daniel!! A fine job by an equally fine young man!!!
Debashish Ghosh $20.00 Proud of you Dan! Amazing achievement. All the best for this and all future endeavors! - Deb
Anonymous Donor $200.00
Anonymous Donor $25.00 Way to go Daniel-- can't wait to see you tonight!
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Jonathan Fraser $75.00 From Jess and Jono
Mariel Barkey $15.00
Samantha & Aaron Samantha & Aaron $20.00
Grant Stewart $30.00
Erin Broatch $20.00
Anonymous Donor $20.00 So thankful for all that you're doing, Dan! Jesus is glorified in your heart for the vulnerable.
Michelle Ma $20.00 Hey Dan, this is super encouraging (not to mention mind-blowing)! It's been great to see how many people have been supporting you and learning about your cause.
Grace John $50.00 Many blessings, Dan! :)
Katie M $25.00 Great work Dan! The awareness that you have created and the money you have raised for such a great cause is an inspiration!
suzanne barclay $100.00 Let's make it to $20,000!!! You are an inspiration to all of us! Suzanne, David and Rebecca
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Anonymous Donor $50.00
Anonymous Donor $10.00
Akira, Yuko, Yao, Amu Hata $50.00 We wish your safe arrival in Vancouver and are looking forward to seeing you soon !
Mark Tsai $20.00
Chab Dai
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