September 26th
In School Educators are back!

We’re sharpening our pencils, dusting off our binders, and high fiving our education dogs, because the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth is going back to school for 2022 – 2023! 

We are proud to offer our freshly updated Humane Education programs, committed to teaching students about safety, responsibility and opportunities around animals. One of our Educators, along with their canine partner, will come to your school to deliver unique presentations, written for each grade to correspond with K – 12 Ontario Curriculum. Our goal is to educate people of all ages about fostering kindness, respect and empathy. We strive to establish a sense of accountability within one another to make our community a more humane place to live. Every presentation ends with a discussion about how to safely meet a new dog, and a meet and greet with our trained Education Dogs.  

Linnea Knight is taking on the area of Kitchener Waterloo, with a background in Agriculture, Education, and Events Management. As a mom to three kids in public school, she’s ready to share her love of animals with the community! Her trusty pup Persey was rescued from Texas in 2019, and has been waiting her whole life for this moment! They both share a love of hot dogs, sunshine, and weekend adventures. Linnea is excited to develop new programs that lean into Social Emotional Learning, Literacy, First Nations, and Inclusive curriculum with a firm focus on humane education. 

Coordinating Stratford-Perth, Amy Clark was born and raised in Stratford and has a background in Early Childhood Education and Developmental Services. Being with the HSKWSP allows her to share her enthusiasm and love for animals with people of all ages, alongside the best job partner ever - Saylah! Outside of work, Amy is a wife and mom who enjoys travelling, being active and spending quality time with the two and four legged creatures who make her smile. Saylah was rescued locally in the summer of 2015 and has thrived ever since. She is an Education Dog for the HSKWSP, as well as a certified St John Ambulance Adult & Child Therapy Dog and a Canadian Kennel Club Canine Good Neighbour. In her down time, Saylah likes taking her people on big hikes, belly rubs and lying in the sun.  

If you have a community group, retirement home, or keen group of learners that would like to chat about how our educational presentations can work for you, please reach out to, and we’ll be happy to start the conversation!