John Rogers and his wife Barb live on a seventh generation family farm in Brae, PEI. John was appointed to the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission in 2008 and reappointed in 2011, 2014, and 2017. He was designated Chair of the Commission on July 9, 2015. John holds a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Prince Edward Island and a M.Ed. from the University of Ottawa. He retired from the public school system in 2005 after serving as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal. Since retiring, John has been employed part time as a practicum advisor with the Faculty of Education at UPEI. He also works as a helping hand during busy times on the family farm in Brae.
John has served on numerous organizations both at the local and provincial levels. He is a past director of the Canadian Potato Museum and Leard’s Pond Environment Project. He recently chaired the O’Leary West Cape Pastoral Charge Joint Search Committee and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Corinthian Home Seniors’ Residence in O’Leary. John was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He also received the O’Leary Good Neighbor Award in 2007.
John is committed to the fundamental principle that “all persons are equal in dignity and human rights” (Preamble, PEI Human Rights Act). He will continue to pursue the ideal of fair and respectful treatment for all members of society.