January 7, 2015

Canada World Youth warmly congratulates Mr. Patrick Johnston on his appointment to the Order of Canada

The Board of Directors and staff of Canada World Youth (CWY) congratulate former Board Member Patrick Johnston on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada. Mr. Johnston received this honour on Friday December 26th, 2014 from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Patron of CWY. Mr. Johnston was honoured for his 40 years of work in charitable and philanthropic organizations. He is the Principal and Founder of Borealis Advisors, a firm dedicated to serving the needs of philanthropic foundations and charities and the individuals who lead them.

Mr. Johnston was a member of CWY’s Board of Directors, serving two terms from 1997-2002. His work contributed to the advancement of CWY’s programming and to the organization’s growth. Canada World Youth wishes Mr. Johnston all the best in his current endeavours with Borealis Advisors, and as a member of the Boards of Directors of Canada Helps, the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and Quinte Health Care.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.


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About Canada World Youth

Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

CWY is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization (#118973999RR0001).

Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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Mary McGee
1 800 605-3526 #336
514 931-3526 # 336