Jenn Humphries is an avid researcher, an award-winning writer, a curious seeker of how-tos and a five-star teacher and trainer.
Her background is in executive public relations and communications. To that effect, she has been Director of Corporate Communications at CTV Inc and Bell Globemedia (now known as Bell Media), Media Relations Officer at the National Film Board of Canada, and Senior Media Relations Officer (and temporary acting Director of Communications) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
As principal of her own firm, JC Humphries & Associates, she has project-led and written successful grant applications to bring programs to vulnerable seniors, delivered wellness programs to under-housed and infirm seniors, as well as art and film into communities. She has also coached solopreneurs and business people to grow their business and community presence, with many of them earning accolades and the Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards.
In 2021, Jenn decided to bring her thirst for knowledge to the general public with the launch of blogsbyjenn.com, a multi-themed blogging site that makes shareable, free content available to business owners and readers alike. Topics include Business Best Practices, Writing Excellence, Becoming Sustainable, Pressing Reset, Brain Health, and Nutrition/Food. Blogsbyjenn.com is the first time that Jenn is sharing her voice. Previously, she wasn’t “heard” as a ghostwriter, grant writer, and marketing communications creator. Blogsbyjenn.com is a consumer brand under the JC Humphries & Associates umbrella.
As she shifted into sharing her voice online in the blog, Jenn also launched KnowHowNow.ca, an online learning academy that brings up-to-date, cutting-edge industry knowledge to business owners and professionals who want to upskill quickly. This initiative brings self-directed online learning to the general public. Until this time, Jenn’s courses have only been available to Province of Ontario employees, City of Toronto Staff, and municipalities across Ontario.
Course themes on KnowHowNow.ca align with topics on blogsbyjenn.com. As past students, clients and colleagues know, Jenn compulsively strives for quality and excellence. Courses on her learning academy live up to these standards. KnowHowNow.ca is a consumer brand of JC Humphries & Associates.
During her career, Jenn has served on the board of directors of Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, the world-renowned Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG), Abrigo Centre, and Joanne’s House (Youth Shelter).
Hanna Honeybunch Humphries-McDonald began her life in the United States of America and was expatriated to Canada shortly after a rescue from a closed shelter due to abuse. After a few years of living with a family, she found her way to Jenn and her partner Gerard, filling their house with the happy love that a beagle-pug (puggle) brings. Hanna also helps Jenn in the office and always lends an ear during revisions.
JC Humphries & Associates is on a mission to bring knowledge, insights and skills to business owners, professionals and the general public. Its blog site blogsbyjenn.com makes free-shareable content available to content marketers, and its learning academy, KnowHowNow.ca, delivers quick online micro-credentials to those looking to upskill quickly without sacrificing excellence.