Mr. Johnston is the Principal and Founder of Borealis Advisors.
He has extensive experience with charitable and non-profit organizations, having served as Chief Executive of a range of organizations including the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Canadian Centre of Philanthropy (now ImagineCanada) and the National Anti-Poverty Organization.
Mr. Johnston was previously a senior policy advisor to a provincial Premier as well as a federal Cabinet Minister. His governance experience includes numerous non-profit Board of Directors including United Way/Centraide Canada, Canada World Youth and Canada Helps. In December 2014, he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston.
Mr. Johnston lives in Tyendinaga Township.