Ok. I don't know anything about the geography of Canada (other than it is big), but if you can find your way to Guelph, you can try to hook up with Kim Taylor's jodo group:
In fact, I think they are having a jodo seminar pretty soon. I believe he also sells a book/cd-rom with fairly detailed descriptions of the ZNKR jodo kihon and kata (just surf around on his site).
I didn't care much for Don Zier's book, even from an aikido jo perspective. In fact, I don't really care much for any books I've seen on aikido jo work. The only one I can bring myself to recommend to folks looking for a book about aikido jo (only if I must) is Dave Lowry's book.