Ruby Johnston is Director of the Canadian office of the
Institute for Human Services, located in Toronto, Ontario. She currently collaborates with the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW) in training government officials and child welfare professionals to promote strategic change in child welfare services in Eastern Europe. Additionally, as Director of the IHS Canadian office she assists jurisdictions implementing Comprehensive, Competency-Based Inservice Training Systems (CCBITS) for child welfare, and leads mediation, change management, and conflict resolution initiatives with Canadian child welfare agencies.
During her 30 years of experience in child welfare and human services, Ms. Johnston has worked throughout the United States, Canada and most recently Eastern Europe as a consultant, strategic planning facilitator and trainer in both public and private sectors. She has trained thousands of human services professionals and foster/residential caregivers in child welfare practice, supervision and management skills. Ms. Johnson facilitated a strategic initiative to reform the residential care system for children in Manitoba; and has authored/co-authored curricula related to child welfare practice, supervision and management, and foster and residential childcare.
In 1999, Ms. Johnston became a member of the Canadian Academy of Child and Youth Care Professionals; and in 2000, the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals presented her with an award for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to Ohio's Children and Youth.
Ms. Johnston holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development.