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Bertrand (Bert) Johnson is a 74-year old native of Moncton, New Brunswick. Father of three – Benoit, André and Danielle – Bert currently lives in Dieppe, New Brunswick with his life-long love, Magella.
Bert is well known for his over 50 years of tireless devotion to helping those who are marginalized, including offenders, disadvantaged youth and those who are homeless and/or illiterate.
In the 1990s, he helped start Mountain Top House, a residential centre in Dorchester, New Brunswick for families of offenders who are visiting loved ones at Dorchester Penitentiary and Westmorland Institution.
Over the last 20 years, Bert has also been instrumental in establishing successful work releases in conjunction with House of Nazareth, a homeless shelter and community centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Literacy is also a very important component of Bert’s work. He has been involved in creating and promoting programs to increase literacy for all marginalized groups, including offenders, individuals with mental disabilities, and those who are homeless and those living in poverty.
The most recent and all encompassing project Bert has founded is www.Findmyway.ca, an interactive tool to help people in need in the greater Moncton area find support. The web site is a major success and is currently being expanded to Prince Edward Island.
All the hard work and commitment Bert has given to his fellow citizens has made his community a better, safer and more compassionate place to live and we are all grateful for his vision and his valuable contribution.