Introducing You to Philip Reilly…
Our Board of Directors is pleased to welcome the next Executive Director of Dalit Freedom Network Canada: Philip Reilly. Philip will become DFN’s second Executive Director, following Sherry Bailey, who has served as the founding Director since 2006.
“The Board went through much work during the selection process, and as a result of this work and many prayers, it was unanimous that the Board extend an invitation to Philip to become the next leader of DFN Canada. His heart and passion for India and the marginalized is in line with the heart of DFN and we look forward to what God will have us do together. Thank you for standing with us in prayer during this transition time.”—Jacques Beaudreault, Chairman of the Board
Philip has served with IJM (International Justice Mission) Canada since 2014, initially as BC Director of Development & Mobilization, and most recently as National Director of Development. In addition to experience in the worlds of business and pastoral leadership, and the valuable fundraising skills developed through his work with IJM, Philip brings with him a deep heart and passion to see justice for the world’s poor and marginalized.
Philip grew up in Scotland, and since 2003 has made his home in Canada. He lives with his wife, Louise, and their 3 children in Langley, British Columbia.
“My passion for justice has been a hallmark in my life since I first volunteered with a ministry in Kolkata, India in 1995, serving abandoned street children. My own connection with India is deeply rooted as my father was born in Kolkata just prior to partition in 1948. My work with IJM has also led me to India where forced labour, bonded slavery and the modern-day slavery of sex trafficking opened my eyes and deepened my commitment to speaking up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.”—Philip Reilly
DFN’s mandate is to provide accessible education to the poor and marginalized children of India. We’d like to offer our sincerest thanks to our sponsors and donors like you who make this work possible. We invite you to reach out to Philip and our Canada team in the coming days. Together, we can bring hope through education and help restore God-given dignity.Meet Philip!