Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Jennifer Henry currently serves as the Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, which brings together eleven churches and religious organizations in advocacy for ecological justice and human rights. KAIROS' commitment to Indigenous rights reaches back more than 40 years to the precursor ecumenical coalitions Project North and the Aboriginal Rights Coalition. KAIROS is currently collaborating in an Education for Reconciliation campaign with the Legacy of Hope Foundation on TRC #62i, related to mandatory curriculum.
Jennifer has worked in national ecumenical social justice for 23 years, including in international human rights, gender justice, economic and ecological justice, and Indigenous solidarity. Raised on Treaty 1 territory, Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto. She currently lives and works in Toronto, under the Dish with One Spoon treaty. As a settler, she is dedicated to a lifelong process of unlearning and learning, striving to be an ethical ally in solidarity with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.