Jodi Janzen leads the Compassion Series’ Interactive Classroom Sessions. Jodi holds a BA in Elementary Education, is certified with the Ontario Colleges of Teachers, and has enjoyed time as a classroom teacher in public, faith-based and private schools in Canada and the USA. She has taught in a wide variety of educational settings from Kindergarten to Middle School, including time as a classroom music teacher and an adult ESL teacher. Jodi also helped initiate a special program to teach ESL to new Canadians, and has taught piano at a not-for-profit music school for children in Toronto’s east end.

Themes for Jodi’s classroom sessions include “Am I Safe? Exploring Fear and Anxiety with Children” and “The Cardboard Shack Beneath the Bridge: Helping Children Understand Poverty and Homelessness.”  Fill out our speaker request form to bring Jodi in!


Tim Huff is the founder of the Compassion Series, and leads Sessions for Parents, Educators and Education Leaders. Author of several award-winning books, Tim’s resume of direct service and leadership includes: Staff Director of the Ontario Camp of the Deaf, founding Director of Frontlines Youth Centre , founding Director of Youth Unlimited’s Light Patrol street outreach, co-founder of The Hope Exchange StreetLevel Network, member of the boards of directors for The Daily Bread Food Bank and Hockey Helps the Homeless, and chairperson for several national social-justice conferences and campaigns. You can see Tim’s TedX talk, entitled “The Only To Do List that Matters.”