Fae Johnstone, MSW

Executive Director of Wisdom2Action

Fae Johnstone, MSW, is a consultant, writer and activist with over 8 years of local and national involvement in 2SLGBTQ+, feminist and anti-gender-based violence advocacy. As the Executive Director of Wisdom2Action, she leads a diverse team undertaking local, provincial and national initiatives in the areas of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, mental health, children’s rights and violence prevention. 

Fae is a highly regarded public speaker, writer and 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion consultant. Over the past decade she has trained dozens of workplaces and social service organizations across Canada on 2SLGBTQ+ and trans inclusion. Fae is a recurring contributor with Xtra Magazine, and her work has been published in the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Huffington Post and other publications.

Fae currently serves on the board of directors of YWCA Canada, and has previously served on the boards of LGBT Youth Line, Ottawa’s Kind Space, the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. In recognition of her activism for federal trans rights legislation and in support of comprehensive, 2SLGBTQ+-inclusive comprehensive sexuality education in Ontario, Fae was the 2019 recipient of the LGBT Youth Line Trans Activism award.

Fae’s Expertise Includes:

  • 2SLGBTQ+, Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion
  • Advocacy, Government Relations and Community Organizing
  • Sexual Health and Rights, Sex Education and Healthy Sexuality 
  • Child and Youth Mental Health

Fae is available for keynote speeches, workshops and panels.

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