About the Ontario Arts Foundation

John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson, of Stratford, is the Senior Vice President, Sustainability for GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. He is the former President & CEO of Wilkinson Insight Incorporated and was the Founder of WK Financial Planning Ltd.   In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the Financial Planning Standards Council.  He currently serves as a Director of Pele Mountain Resources Inc. 

John currently serves as the Board Chair of the Stratford Perth County Community ‎Foundation, is a Board member of Pele Mountain Resources Inc. and sits on the Advisory Board of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy. 

John has been active in 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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