Tim Huff has stitched together a radical life of presence and friendship among children, youth and adults facing profound emotional, social, mental, developmental, physical and spiritual challenges.
His journey of full-time service, learning, and advocacy for poor, oppressed, misunderstood and marginalized people has taken him across his homeland of Canada and around the world.
For more than two decades, Tim has worked fulltime among poor and marginalized youth and adults in the Greater Toronto Area through Youth Unlimited, where he founded Frontlines Youth Centre and pioneered Youth Unlimited’s Light Patrol street outreach. Tim was an active member of Street Level: The National Roundtable on Poverty and Homelessness from its beginning, and founded The Hope Exchange in 2010. These two entities merged in 2012 to form T.H.E. StreetLevel Network. Tim has been part of the Board of Directors of Hockey for the Homeless as the Director of Outreach, and the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Tim is an active public speaker across North America around issues of contemporary social justice, domestic poverty, hope, dignity and street culture – speaking in schools (elementary to post-secondary), churches, and in corporate and Government settings, as well as by all formats of media. Tim advocates for a holistic social-justice response to homelessness; encouraging a balanced approach that includes prevention, relief, transition, community building and advocacy. Tim is a dedicated husband to Diane Huff, and the father of two beautiful children, Sarah Jane and Jacob.