About the Ontario Arts Foundation

John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson, of Stratford, is the President& CEO of Wilkinson Insight Incorporated.  Formerly, he was Senior Vice President, Sustainability for Greenfield Global and currently serves on its Board of Directors.  John is the Vice Chair of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and former Chair of the Stratford Perth County Community ‎Foundation. 

John has been active in arts fundraising initiatives for the Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment and the Performing Artists Lodge (PAL) Stratford‎ and has been honoured by the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Rotary International.   He is a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.   

From 2003 - 2011, John served at the Ontario Legislative Assembly as the MPP for Perth-Middlesex and then Perth-Wellington.   As well, during his tenure at Queen's Park, he served as Ontario’s Minister of Research & Innovation, Minister of Revenue and Minister of the Environment. 

John is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Music, earning an Artists Diploma (3 Year) in Performance (Voice). 

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