Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie Johnston has dedicated her career to serving children and families.  She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, a position she has held since November 2012.

Bonnie began her career as a nurse in an Aboriginal community in northern Alberta and later had a variety of increasingly responsible roles in the health care field in Edmonton and Calgary, including Director of Child and Adolescent Health for the Calgary Health Region. In that role, she was responsible for pediatric inpatient and critical care health services at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and pediatric inpatient services at the Peter Lougheed Centre.  She most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Calgary & Area Child and Family Services from 2002 to 2012, responsible for programs including Child Protection Services, Family Support for Children with Disabilities and Child Care Licensing and Subsidy. During 2012, Bonnie also served in the role as Acting Assistant Deputy Minister for the Child and Family Service Delivery Division, Ministry of Human Services.

Bonnie holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of Calgary.  Her focus is on continuous improvement of outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families through collaboration, innovation and best practice.