Top 10 After 10: Douglas Pawson

Top 10 After 10: Douglas Pawson

Douglas Pawson graduated from Bishop’s with a B.A. in Political Studies and English and a Minor in History in 2006. He went on to earn an MBA from Cape Breton University and Master of Philosophy in Policy Studies from the University of New Brunswick.

Doug currently holds the position of Executive Director of End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ). EHSJ exists to prevent and end homelessness in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Working collaboratively with community partners and public system stakeholders, EHSJ is leading the implementation of the St. John’s Community Plan to End Homelessness.

Douglas is an experienced executive with significant expertise in the non-profit sector, specifically in the areas of housing and homelessness, community mental health, and social innovation. A recognized community builder and an innovative leader, he can generate commitment from diverse stakeholders to build resilient and healthy communities.

In his role as leader of the system planning entity for St. John’s, he is responsible for a diverse team of 11, including an experienced Board of Directors and Community Advisory Board. Douglas stewards an annual budget of $3.7 million that supports and aligns efforts across all levels of government with over a dozen community organizations, while serving those who are, or who may be at risk of, homelessness.

Doug also serves in various board capacities, including Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.