John Danson brings multiple skills and many years of experience to The David Foster Foundation. John has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University of Ohio and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, John worked with his father in the family manufacturing plastic extrusion and injection moulding business. John’s entrepreneurial spirit has given him the opportunity to teach the entrepreneurship studies certification course at the Faculty of Education at both the University of Toronto and York University; initiate health and wellness programs in First Nation communities and elementary schools in the greater Toronto area, and be the co-founder of Cleveland Clinic Canada. With over 30 years’ experience in the backrooms of federal, provincial, and municipal political campaigns, John enjoyed the connection to public service
As a lover of the outdoors and working with children, John was the co-owner and operator of a children’s camp. In his spare time, John enjoys staying active by playing golf and skiing with his family. John is also an avid runner who completed the Boston Marathon in 1987.