Why "Greybird?" Jen has always liked birds, an interest that solidified after university courses in evolution and bird behaviour. There are many wonderful bird names: Violaceous Trogon, Resplendent Quetzal, Montezuma Oropendola, and Ferruginous Pygmy Owl to name a few. They're a bit of a mouthful, however, so the simple and fictitious greybird it is.

Jen is co-founder of Vancouver Island Car Seat Techs and the Canadian Car Seat Network, providing education and information to parents, caregivers, and technicians across Canada.

Jen Shapka, currently located in Winnipeg, MB, is a Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor Trainer with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC).  Certified since 2010 Jen has installed hundreds of seats and helped countless parents and caregivers keep their children safe in the car.  She has recently completely enrichment training for transporting children with special health care needs. She is co-author of the national training curriculum for CPSAC, and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. 


transporting children with special health care needs