Mark Johnson
Member of the Board, since 2015

Three words that best describe him

Lawyer, entrepreneur, Canadian

What’s his life’s work?

Mark is an experienced executive and general counsel. In fact, he was recently general counsel at Toronto Community Housing, where he led a team of 60 in legal, risk-management and procurement. Throughout his career, he’s worked in private practice and as in-house counsel for companies in Toronto and Vancouver. In his spare time, he founded, and continues to operate a clothing line, which is available across Canada.

What academic work set him up for success?

Mark has earned degrees in economics (University of Toronto) and law (University of Ottawa) as well as a Master of Laws (York University).

Interesting tidbit

Mark dedicates much of his time to community service, even stepping outside his comfort zone to raise money for our cause. Recently, he sported a (long) beard of 12,000 honeybees to raise money in support of the construction of a digital library in India.