Ward 8

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In Office: 2018 - present

Margaret is a passionate community builder, business developer, volunteer and mom. Prior to election, Margaret served as the Kitchener Trustee on the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) where she supported Kitchener students, parents and staff. She worked with fellow trustees and staff to manage a budget of over $638 million and serve the WRDSB's 63,000 students and 5,000 staff.

As a Business Developer at the University of Waterloo, Margaret helps businesses find the talent they need to succeed by creating meaningful jobs for coop students and develop new business partnerships.

Margaret has a long history of serving her community as a member of both the City of Kitchener Economic Development Advisory Council and the City’s Property Standards Committee. She also served on the Service Review Panel for Co-operators of Canada and the Victoria Hills Neighbourhood Association. In addition, Margaret is an Elder at Knox Presbyterian Church. She has served as Chair and Board Member of Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre, Co–Chaired the St Jacob’s Family Birthing Home Board and served as chair on three school Parent Councils.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Post–Graduate Degree in Adult Education from Brock University. Margaret raised her daughters Allie and Sydney in Ward 8. She lives in Ward 8's Westmount neighbourhood with her golden retriever, Angus.

Current committee appointments

  • Community & Infrastructure Services Committee (Chair)
  • Animal Designation Appeal Committee (alternate)
  • Belmont Improvement Area Board of Directors
  • Dog Designation Appeal Committee
  • Kitchener Public Library
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee

Contact information

Coun. Margaret Johnston

C/O Office of the Mayor and Council 
Kitchener City Hall 
200 King St. W. 
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 

Phone: 519-741-2796
Fax: 519-741-2800 

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