Episode 410

Consulting for Change: Strategies & Tools for Inclusion with Fae Johnstone

Rick Spence, Paige Harlock

Fae Johnstone

Episode Overview

“As marginalized folks, as those who walk at the intersection of multiple identities, we often feel like imposters in the room. My advice is to know that you already are an expert if you are living those identities – trust yourself and your brilliance.”

In this episode we sat down with Fae Johnstone, a leading voice on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues in Canada. She is the Executive Director and Co-Owner of Wisdom2Action Consulting Ltd., a social enterprise and consulting firm that provides a range of services and supports to non-profit organisations, health and social services and government agencies.

Fae is a sought-after public speaker, facilitator and media commentator on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, mental health and gender justice. Her words regularly appear in the Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star and other major media publications.

As an advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ rights, Fae played a role in the fight to protect transgender rights and ban conversion practices in Canada. Fae was the 2019 recipient of LGBT Youth Line’s Trans Activism award, and currently serves on the Boards of Directors for YWCA Canada and Oxfam Canada.

This episode is part of the 2023 Startup Canada Podcast Pride Takeover. Today and everyday, we can all do our part to make Canada a better, more inclusive place to start and grow a business.

Ready to start right now and help Fae in fighting gender-based violence against 2SLGBTQ+ youth? Take the SAFER Project pledge: https://saferproject.ca/

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