Paige Johnson

Manager, Fund Development & Communications

As Manager, Fund Development & Communications, Paige supports the development of the Foundation’s strategic plan and executes on its fund development & communications elements. She manages a portfolio of outreach communications that build the Gairdner brand and its reputation as well as educate a broader audience on the importance of philanthropic support of the Foundation and its mission. Paige also establishes and grows relationships with key Gairdner stakeholders and supporters including government, donors and corporate sponsors.

Prior to joining the Gairdner Foundation, Paige was a Senior Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity Canada where she managed a large portfolio of corporate and individual donors.  Previously, she held development roles with Upper Canada College, where she focused on growing its donor base, and the Terry Fox Foundation where she worked to refresh its school fundraising program and the Terry Fox Run brand. She holds a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Ryerson University, degrees in sociology and education from Bishop’s University and is a big fan of the Blue Jays.