Shauna Johnston

Shauna Johnston, RN, BScN, BSc, is a mental health and addictions nurse with Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre. Originally from Cape Breton Island, she has more than 10 years’ experience working with youth, most recently with Brant County Health. She enjoys working with youth and teens, and developing community partnerships. She likes working in the community, believes strongly in prevention and early intervention, and meets clients where they are. One of her students told her, “You must be a really chill mom”; another said, “I really want to see you every week.” She’s an advocate for her clients. She helps them access the services they need. In one instance, she helped a student who loved playing ice hockey but could not afford to play. She called the local arena and arranged for the student to play for free. “We are providing wrap-a-round services. I help the family understand the diagnosis. I put services in place and manage those services,” she says.