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John Rogers, Chair


John Rogers of the Brae was appointed to the Commission in 2008 and reappointed in 2011, 2014 and 2017. He was appointed Chair of the Commission on July 9, 2015.  Mr. Rogers 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, Mr. Rogers has been employed part-time as a sessional lecturer with the Faculty of Education at UPEI. He also works as a helping hand during busy times on the family farm in Brae.

Mr. Rogers 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.

Mr. Rogers 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 equal treatment for all members of society.

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