2020 Faces of Community- Carolyn Johnson

2020 Faces of Community- Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Killarney Glengarry Community Association

Carolyn Johnson is the past president of the Killarney Glengarry Community Association (KGCA) and is a volunteering force to be reckoned. Bringing expertise in organization, problem solving and a passion for community, Carolyn has made a unique and positive impact to her community.

Her significant achievements in her tenure as president at the KGCA has included strengthening the association and pushing for growth as a community.

A significant part of her journey as a volunteer was the makeover of a Killarney Playground. After responding to a “call to action” to replace the aging, unsafe set up, she put to use her skills and passion to help replace the playground. Doing so made the park a better and safer space for both her own children and others.

After being exposed to the needs and volunteering opportunities in the community she made the commitment to continue working with the community association and has brought positivity and enrichment to the community.

“Carolyn is an inspirational leader as a neighbourhood champion,” said her nominator.

Carolyn has been recognized before for her selfless volunteering spirit and was selected to be one of 11 “Women in Canada Games Apprenticeship Program” which honed her leadership skills and her work to prepare for major sporting events. In addition, Carolyn was also selected to participate in the Calgary “Women Lead YYC”, a program designed to support women who want to lead, influence or participate in collective action in order to improve their community.

All these initiatives have led Carolyn to become even more involved with her community, implementing programs to engage her community and create connections among neighbours.

“I stay involved with the KGCA because it gives us a purpose in our community,” said Carolyn.

“It gives me a sense of belonging and an opportunity to give back to my community everyday.”

Launching in March… let Carolyn explain what volunteering means to her and why she stays involved!