- Community minded
- Former volunteer at St. John the Divine Foodbank
- Former Chair, Heart & Stroke Foundation (Abbotsford)
- Former President, Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
- Former Director, Victoria Real Estate Board
- Former Director: Arion Male Voice Choir; Victoria Rotary Club Choir and numerous Victoria community and church choirs
- active member of the Greater Victoria Police Chorus
John believes in getting involved in his community and providing assistance and support whenever possible.
He is a very proud member of the HarbourCat Foundation Board and its support of youth within the community.