Brian Johnston  is the firm's Founder and President. Since 1975, Brian has personally worked in more than 200 communities in Canada on over 500 consulting projects.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brian obtained a Bachelor of Physical Education degree from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Science degree in Recreation Management from Loughborough University before working as a consultant with Loughborough Recreation Planning Consultants Ltd. in England.  He then returned to Canada to work for the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Cultural Affairs in Manitoba as Recreation Facilities Consultant and then as Regional Recreation Consultant before establishing PERC. 

Brian has:

  • Delivered dozen of papers at International, National and Provincial Conferences and published articles in provincial and national journals;
  • Lectured at a number of Colleges and Universities across Western Canada;
  • Been awarded BCRPAs and CPRA's Citation for Outstanding Achievement for contributions to the field;

Brian’s specific strengths lie in the areas of:

  • Market research and analysis,
  • Strategic planning and policy development for public sector agencies,
  • Facility planning, space programming and feasibility analysis for proposed facilities,
  • Techniques for effective public involvement in planning.

Company info


Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants Ltd. (PERC)

306-1201 Marinaside Crescent VANCOUVER BC V6Z 2V2 CA