President of Wisdom2Action Ltd.
Lisa uses her strong cultural competence and collaborative leadership skills to connect people in meaningful ways, so they can solve problems and move forward in their work. Lisa is currently a doctoral student in Health at Dalhousie University and holds degrees in Public Administration and International Development Studies.
Lisa started her career in the public sector, working first with the federal government in Ottawa, primarily at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) where she led the implementation of Canada’s Action Plan on Child Protection that had a particular focus on child participation. Lisa was the inaugural Director of Policy at the Nova Scotia Department of Finance, where she led initiatives to inspire innovation in the provincial government.
Lisa has consulted for Canadian, international, and United Nations organizations on knowledge translation/mobilization, children’s rights, youth and community engagement, and gender equality. Her areas of expertise include policy development and practical policy implementation strategies, facilitation, performance measurement and evaluation, and knowledge translation, particularly engaging knowledge producers and users in innovative processes.
Senior Associate with Wisdom2Action Ltd.
Fae is a sought-after educator, consultant and facilitator working on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory (Ottawa, ON). Fae’s work centers on LGBTQ2S+ inclusion, anti-oppression and community engagement. She has a background working in the LGBTQ2S+ non-profit sector as well as the child and youth mental health sector. Fae currently serves on the Strategic Advisory Council of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, and the Champlain Regional Planning Table for Trans Health.
Fae is a budding writer, and over the past year, has had bylines appear in Daily Xtra, the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star and the Huffington Post. All of Fae’s work is driven by her passion to do better by, for and with marginalized communities.
You can follow Fae on Twitter @FaeJohnstone.
Collaborator, Child Welfare League of Canada