KIM BRODEY has a multifaceted background that has included working as a singer/actor, midwife, childbirth educator, and educational change workshop leader (in areas of conflict resolution, and cultural inclusivity). Kim has been an authorized Continuum Movement teacher since 1991 mentored by Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper. She has over 35 years of experience mentoring and working with groups, couples and individuals in traditional and non-traditional ways, see Discoveries in Movement. With Red Canoe Families Kim and Jerry work together using an integrative approach to conscious parenting. Kim and Jerry have been married since 1983. They have two children, three grandchildren, and many God children.
JERRY BRODEY is an arts educator, mentor, workshop leader and performing artist. His passion is to advocate for youth, social justice and peace issues. In 1994 Jerry co-founded Community Builders Youth Leadership, an award winning non-profit organization that trains young people to be leaders and activists. Kim and Jerry have been presenting workshops for educators and performing for students for over 30 years. They’ve received two Juno nominations, an Action for Children's Television award and three American Library awards. In 1995 Jerry met and worked with Ojibway elder John Agounie while offering a rites of passage program for boys. This launched him into writing and performing his first play, Solo: A Boy's Journey. Boys and men’s issues are at the forefront of his work. Jerry has released Acres of HeartLand, a fundraising CD for Planting Seeds of Hope school. His current endeavour is taking fathers and sons out onto the land for personalized Rite of Passage journeys. Jerry continues to work with Community Builders and the Learning and Violence Collaborative.