New Executive Director 

New Executive Director Appointed to the Montreal SPCA

Media Advisory 

Montréal, May 31, 2023 – Media representatives are advised that Anthony Johnson has been appointed as Executive Director of the Montreal SPCA, succeeding Élise Desaulniers. Starting his new position on May 15, Mr. Johnson has more than 10 years’ experience in strategic management in the philanthropic sector. He also served as the organization’s Director of Development from 2010 to 2018. His solid management experience and in-depth knowledge of the Montreal SPCA make him the ideal person to carry out the organization’s mission.  

“It goes without saying,” said Mr. Johnson, “that I would like to extend my warmest thanks to Me Sophie Gaillard, Director of Animal Advocacy and Legal and Government Affairs, who served in interim in this crucial position for 10 months. She skillfully steered the ship, ensuring the organization’s continuity.” 

The Board of Directors also confirmed the appointment of Laurence Massé as Assistant Executive Director. She will continue to perform her duties as Director of Philanthropic Development and communications concurrently. 

Source: Montreal SPCA 

Montreal SPCA public relations officer: Jeanne Beauchamp, public relations account manager, tök communications, 514-535-0326 | ext. 201, jeanne@tokcommunications.ca 

About the Montreal SPCA 
Founded in Montréal in 1869, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now better known as the Montreal SPCA) was the first animal-welfare organization in Canada. The SPCA has come a long way since its beginnings and is today the largest animal-protection organization in Quebec, speaking on behalf of animals wherever there is ignorance, cruelty, exploitation or neglect.  

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