Northumberland and Durham

The students loved it - they are still asking about April! The staff had great things to say about the presentations - well done!

Ms. Beath, Principal
Dr. Emily Stowe Public School, Courtice, Ontario

Janet's presentation was excellent. Important information was presented in a clear, factual manner. The students remained engaged throughout.

Central Public School, Port Hope, Ontario

This was an interesting, age appropriate presentation. The students really enjoyed it. Janet had a lovely manner with the children.

Athabasca Public School, Oshawa, Ontario

Janet's lessons on kindness and empathy were well received. The students were engaged. It is so important that children develop a strong sense of empathy for animals and people. Thank you!

Dr. S. J. Phillips Public School, Oshawa, Ontario

Carol and Sadie are always welcome visitors to our school. Carol provides great information and understanding on how our students can take care of their own pets, as well as the issues that responsible pet ownership requires. Sadie provides the unconditional acceptance that each chid loves to experience. Between them, they give each child an awareness of the meaning of empathy and kindness. We look forward to their next visit.

Ms. Douglas
E.B. Phin Public School, Pickering, Ontario

Many thanks for providing the "Values Through Humane Education" program to our school. We have a large population of students between JK and Grade 8. Carol tailored the program to meet the needs of each of our thirty-five classes. Sadie was a joy to have in the building to accompany Carol. Thank you!

Ms. McAuley
Carruthers' Creek Public School, Ajax, Ontario

As always, we enjoyed our time with the kindness program. Our students love interacting with Sadie. It is always educational and informative.

Roland Michener P.S., Durham District School Board, Ajax, Ontario

Avery worthwhile program. The message of respecting animals and really all living things, resounded loud and clear; Sadie and Carol were a big hit!

Mr. Fitchett
Southwood Park P.S. Ajax, Ontario

The Kindness Program was a beautifully crafted child-centered presentation. The presenters (Megan and Bella, Marry-Anne and Mya), paced the information according to the respective grade level and allowed for student participation. Some children who were previously scared of or dubious of dogs felt more comfortable in their company. The simplicity of the program was refreshing.

Jacquie Albright, Curriculum Coverage Teacher
St. Christopher’s Catholic School, Durham, Ontario

I have enjoyed Carol and Sadie’s visit for many years, at many schools. As Carol says, “Kindness and respect can change the world”. Her message is clearly illustrated through her words and actions and as she references, Sadie. The students enhance their knowledge and understanding of kindness through their visits with Carol and Sadie. Thank you!

Ms. K. Ovenden, Principal
Gandatsetiagon Public School, Pickering, Ontario

Ottawa and Area

The Kindness Program has become a valued addition to the community partners who contribute to the education of Carleton Heights' students. Smokey's presence and the story of his life captivated our students and helped in their understanding of empathy, compassion, caring, and kindness. The presentation was enjoyed and appreciated by students and staff.

Mr. Taylor, Principal
Carleton Heights Public School, Ottawa, Ontario

What an excellent presentation and a great message about kindness and respect for all living things. The students were engaged and loved to see 'Honey', the new addition to your family. Once again, thanks so much for your visit to Holy Cross.

Susan Thibault, Principal
Holy Cross School, Ottawa, Ontario

Always a pleasure having Jennifer and her dog (Teddy) visit our school. Her calm and gentle demeanor with students exemplifies how kindness to animals and others should be demonstrated. All presentations are geared to the age of students. Enjoyed by all!

Ms. L. Powell, Principal
Chapel Hill Catholic Public School, Orleans, Ontario

This wonderful program, and the dedication of Ms. Jennifer and her beautiful four-legged companions, are inspiring and engaging for students of all ages, interests and abilities. The messages delivered fit in perfectly with the Gospel Values. The St. Peter 7/8 Religion Department is always grateful for these visits.

Ms. Maillot
St. Peter Catholic High School, Ottawa, Ontario

Jennifer's kind and gentle disposition, along with Teddy's good nature, are always welcome. Teachers continue to ask for her to return year after year. It is important to reinforce the message of being kind to others (animals and people) regularly. Students really enjoyed the presentations and were excited to pet Teddy. We look forward to having you back next year.

Lisa Achter
Avalon Public School, Orleans, Ontario

As always it is a pleasure to have Jennifer visit our classes. Her soft, but firm voice teaches the children the importance of caring for our pets and our friends and that we need to care about and take care of the relationships we build.

Tena McGean
Summerside Public School, Ottawa, Ontario

As always an invaluable part of the primary science unit and Catholic Graduate Expectations. We look forward to next year already!

Jill Chan
Our Lady of Mount Carmel C.S., Ottawa, Ontario

Teddy is always a welcome visitor to our school! Observing how the students interact with him is heartwarming and I am confident that the program enhances their understanding of empathy!

Marianne Harvey
Maple Ridge Elementary, Ottawa, Ontario

A great presentation that was very well received by our students from JK to Grade 8.

Richard Latour
Dunning-Foubert Elementary School, Orleans, Ontario

Toronto and Area

Loved having Paul and Bailey come to my new school! They continue to make students aware of their responsibilities when dealing with both their own pets and other animals in and around the community. Thanks again for coming. Want to have you both back next year!

Mr. Terminesi, Principal
Charles Gordon Sr. Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

Thank you for coming in to our school to share the importance of being kind to all animals. Our school has a better understanding of empathy and what it means to take on the responsibility of being a pet owner.

Mr. Kirsh
Dr. Marion Hilliard Senior Public, School, Agincourt, Ontario

Thanks so much, Paul, for your flexibility! Although I did not get to sit in on many of the presentations, I was very impressed by what I saw. It was very hands-on and I liked that you adjusted the simplicity of the presentation to suit the classes.

Diane Brown, Principal
Corvette Junior Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

Kendal and Karen did a great job with our students. For many kids, it is their first exposure to an animal. Please come back!

Jeff Little, Principal
Rene Gordon Health and Wellness, North York, Ontario

Karen and Paul, along with their four-footed companions, did an absolutely amazing job of promoting kindness and caring to the entire school. I love this program and wish we could have a permanent dog in the school! Thank you so very much!

Birch Cliff Heights Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

This is an event/visit that we always look forward to. Kindness, empathy and understanding of animals and the instant calming effects they have on people is something to be cherished. This program not only exposes students to dogs but it’s a part of our wellness initiative at both the school and board levels. Continue to spread kindness!

Melissa Daddabo
St. Jean Marie Vianney Catholic Elementary School, Brampton, Ontario

Staff and students loved learning from Karen and Kendal! It was a great experience for both Kindergarten students, right up to Grade 8’s. Your visit has inspired the Grade 6’s to create a Kindness Bulletin Board in our school to encourage and promote kindness to others.

Ms. Reilly
Dorset Park Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

We love Karen and Kendal! This is a great program! Kids love the visit and they learn that dogs can be gentle and kind - we just have to know how to approach them. This is great in my community - some are afraid and this helps them understand not to. Keep up the great work!

Linda De Medeiros
George Peck Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

Paul is great with children. His presentation is engaging and the students love listening to him. Thank you for spending time at our school.

Arif Nathoo
Morrish Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

Lois Concannon and her dog Phoenix were a big hit with our children. The children were extremely engaged with the presentation and they learned a lot of valuable lessons. Thank you so much for providing us with such a valuable program.

Sandra Campbell (teacher)
Norman Ingram Public School, Toronto, Ontario

Paul and Bailey were a hit! Paul is so informative and students learn so much. Bailey always steals the show :) We would love to have them back! Thanks Paul and Bailey.

Buchanan Public School, Scarborough, Ontario

Simcoe County

An excellent program. Very well delivered. Our presenter was excellent with the students. Very worthwhile.

Nottawa Elementary School, Collingwood, Ontario

Great presentations, kids were focused and enjoyed the lessons. Thank you for visiting.

Tosorontio Public School, Everett, Ontario