About Us

DEFEND (“DEFEND”) is a 100% volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization (Registered under the Canada Not-For-Profit Act) striving to defend children and other vulnerable people from predators (and other risks) on social media across Canada, the United States and around the world.  DEFEND’s initial efforts are focused on three main areas: Advocacy, Technology and Education. We will continue to look for others to volunteer their time and talents over the coming weeks and months, so please watch for postings on our website and social media.

DEFEND's Story

 OUR STORY: DEFEND was founded by Dermott M. of Ontario, Canada (in August 2020) who was inspired by the work of concerned groups around the world looking to bring about change in the area of online child sexual abuse. Along with his wife Shannon, they began to forge what DEFEND has become today. DEFEND’s first point of action was an online petition with the sole focus of implementing age/ID verification on all social media for all persons to protect kids from being contacted by random adults. That petition has now evolved into nearly weekly meetings to shape several teams into hyper-focused goal achievers. The DEFEND logo was designed by Jesse Wallace.

 
On May 3, 2021 DEFEND officially became a registered corporation under Canada’s Not-For-Profit Act. Our official corporate name is: 12981114 Canada Foundation and we will continue to do business under the name “DEFEND”
 
On May 8, 2021 DEFEND officially announced the start of 65square, a project which will become the world’s healthiest social media platform. Follow the progress HERE.
 
 Looking to become an Organization Member of DEFEND? Find out more HERE.
 
OUR POLICIES:
 
HR:
Guiding Stars Mentor Program (Coming soon)
 

General responsibilities for teams/team members? Click HERE to learn more.

Want to volunteer? Check out our updated specific roles (job descriptions): https://www.volunteermatch.org/s/srp/orgOpps?org=1188092

OR Send our HR Department an EMAIL with your resume/CV to start an application today: hr{at_sign}helpusdefend{dot}com

What do each of the teams do? Click HERE to learn more.

Board Members

Romaine, Dil, Venkat, Gregory, Louisa, Henry, Tianna

DEFEND's management committee

Advocacy Team

Kriti

Melanie
Malenie
Chelou

Education Team

Valarie

Nicole A.

Priscila

Angel

Anna

Devon 

Zoey

Andrea

Nicole C.

Fundraising Team

Anita

 

Social Media Team

Deanna

Ben

Gloria

Perth

Luc

Marketing Team

Shreya

Macneal

Ladislao

Dana

Ann

 

HR Team

Khushi

Megan

Keerthi

Yin-Tzu

Qiuchu

Parveen

Sanjana

 

65square

Ki

May

Chetak

Efemena

Chau

Jocelyn

Brandon

Maurice

Sulabh

Eileen

Cole

Michelle

Lucky

Deepthy

Tanmay

Neetu

Wunmi

65square

Mohib

Kareem

Betty

Daniel

Achraf

Vladimir

Carla

Sarah

Devon

Ricci

Yao

Jason

Calista

Abigail

Wei

Adora

Sonia

 

 

65square

Malte

Quentin

Vidhdhi 

David

Matej

Gonzalo

Divya

Tiago

Erica

Divya

Minh

Ani

Gabe

Abigail

Maurice

Yemi

Yichuan

 

 

65square

Kwan

Ada

Liz

Brianne

Shahzad

Bruna

Ana

Manami

Emad

Gabriel B

Tania

Vraj

Nim

Shon

Vidhdhi

Zhichao

 

 

65square

Autum

Azadeh

Connie

Kate

Anabela

Craig

Harry

Emmanuel

Wanting

Shon

Kashish

Temi

Zenith

Alice

Roger

Enrique

Ishwor

 

 

Our Mission: Reduce risks for children and vulnerable people online.

Think one of our volunteers should be recognized for their hard work? Nominate someone for our Star of the Quarter program HERE

Educate. Advocate. Protect.