Lindsey Barr is the Founder and Executive Director of World-Changing Kids (WCK). Prior to WCK, Lindsey was a Senior Program Officer in the Federal Government, first with the Book Publishing Industry Development Program and then with the Aboriginal Languages Initiative. In this roles, she was responsible for program delivery and major program development initiatives. Following her employment in the Federal Government, she managed the Ottawa operations of Toronto-based Arts Express, selling and delivering arts programming in elementary schools. She has been an active member in her local school council, involved in fundraising, program delivery and spending decisions. She also runs an after-school child care program in her neighbourhood, and is mother to two amazing world-changing kids.

WCK evolved out of Lindsey’s desire to create the community that she wanted for her young family. Her informal initiatives, and passion, have resulted in a uniquely strong, kind, inclusive community. She has garnered attention from press, politicians, and community organizations and a growing demand from parents and educators who share her vision for a connected community, and desire to raise empathetic, empowered, and kind children. She has an incredible ability to create champions for her cause, and a proven track record in program development and delivery, fundraising, and entrepreneurship.

Lindsey Barr is available to speak to the media (TV appearance, radio interview, contribution to article) on the following topics:

Children and families:

  • Character Education – teaching children kindness, empathy, compassion, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement and peace-building
  • Leadership Development – building children’s confidence and teaching them that they have the power to make the world a better place now and in the future
  • Community Building – creating the village we all need to successfully raise our children, creating resilient communities
  • Anti-bullying and Being an Upstander – giving children practical instructions for reducing bullying
  • Mental Health – reducing anxiety, risk behaviours and apathy in children through active kindness

Starting your own company:

  • Being a female entrepreneur
  • Moving on from the grassroots stage
  • Mindset blocks
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Finding your passion
  • Learning social media
  • Building a support network