Listen as TJ talks about making a difference, Zimbabwe, the Trillion-dollar bill, the extraordinary versus the ordinary and unexpected outcomes within international development.
TJ Grant has a passion for working with the poor, the lost and the broken and seeking to bring hope and transformation to people’s lives. TJ has worked with World Vision for the past 8+ years in a variety of different roles including Advocacy and Education where he developed World Vision’s Youth Ambassador program and Marketing where he managed the 30 Hour Famine campaign which was the largest youth fundraising and engagement program in Canada.
More recently, TJ worked with World Vision’s Zimbabwe office where he led their grants acquisition and management working with donors such as the UN, Global Fund, DFID, etc. TJ is currently working with World Vision Canada as the Regional Program Manager for Southern Africa.
TJ has an Undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo in English and Religious Studies and a Master’s degree from the University of Guelph in International Development and Capacity Building. He is also a recent graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program.
TJ has been married to his wife Heather for over 13 years and they have two boys, Everest who is 7 and Isaiah who is 5. This summer he completed a couple of bucket list physical challenges including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and completing a 70.3 Ironman in Muskoka both in support of projects to end child slavery and trafficking in Southeast Asia.