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Recreation and activity updates. View the activity archives.

4 Aug 2022

12 Jul 2022

6 Jul 2022

4 Jul 2022

13 Jun 2022

9 Jun 2022

#JohnsonJaunt Activities for June

Are you ready to get up and get active? Check out all the events that are happening as part of our #JohnsonJaunt participation challenge! Click below on each to mark these events on your calendar:  

Johnson Newsletter

Download a copy of the monthly Johnson Township Newsletter below. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page.

2 Aug 2022

6 Jul 2022

3 Jun 2022

June 2022 Newsletter

Looking for what’s on in Johnson Township? Get ready for a number of activities in the Summer month of June! Be sure to check out our newsletter to see all the different news, progress on the arena, and how we can be active together as a community through ParticpACTION. The Community with the most points […]

11 May 2022

7 Apr 2022

30 Mar 2022

14 Jan 2022

9 Dec 2021

2021 December Newsletter

Attached is the monthly newsletter for December 2021. Click below to see what’s on in Johnson Township: Newsletter December 2021 Newsletter December 2021 Part 2

7 Dec 2021

14 Oct 2021

12 Jul 2021

July 2021 Newsletter

July 2021 Downloadable Newsletter containing information and news about the Township, Covid updates, Council notes, Public Works updates, and more.

1 Apr 2021

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter containing Johnson Township news including Council Meetings, Recreation programs and events, Fire Department news and tips, Public Works announcements and more.

Contact Us

You can email us anytime at: or phone us at: (705) 782–6601, and use the extensions provided in our message.

Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon!



Job Opportunities within the Township of Johnson

Algoma District School Board is looking for a Noon Hour Assistant, full job description below:

NHA – Central Algoma Job Ad


Established in 1889 and home to the hamlet of Desbarats,

Johnson Township is located 60 km east of Sault St. Marie on the historic TransCanada highway.  With access to the beautiful North Channel of Lake Huron, Johnson Township is also home to several freshwater lakes with public beaches and boat ramps; a vibrant agricultural community, including a seasonal Farmer’s Market supported by the local Mennonite community; the wildlife preserves of the Kensington Conservancy; the Central Algoma Secondary School and Johnson Township Community Centre, both regional hubs for many recreational activities. The Community Centre houses a full-sized arena that is open to rentals. Johnson Township provides a year-round range of recreational events and programs.

Johnson Township Community Centre

For booking availability, please call the arena at (705) 782-6723. Availability changes on a weekly basis.

A rental agreement for the JTCC Arena Ice may be obtained by calling the Arena Manager at (705) 782-6723, or at the Township of Johnson Municipal Office.

A rental agreement for the JTCC Hall may be downloaded from the Forms page or picked up at the JTCC or Township office.

Gordon Lake Hall

Gordon Lake Hall is a quaint little hall with kitchen facilities available to rent for family gatherings, birthday parties, showers, exercise, yoga classes etc. (protocols permitting). Call (705) 989-5612  or (705) 782-9221 to book your event!


Get Listed!

The Johnson Township Directory offers local businesses, services, artists, freelancers and others a chance to have a web presence on the township website. If you’re interested in participating, fill out and submit the form. It will appear in the Directory as soon as it is approved.

Beggs Funeral Home Limited and Driftwood Cremation Centre

We are a family owned and operated full service funeral home and Crematorium serving families across the North Shore since 1965. Dignity, Professionalism and Affordability are what have made us the choice of thousands of families for over fifty years.

Desbarats Women’s Institute

An opportunity for women to get involved in educational pursuits, political activism, personal growth and social gathering-leading to the well-being of their community and their country.

Emilya Junor Photography

I have been a family, couple, and self portrait photographer since 2014 and have loved every minute of it! Helping people have photographs they will cherish the rest of their lives for a reasonable price has always been my goal! Please check out my website or Facebook/Instagram page for my work! I look forward to […]

Employment Solutions – Sault College

We offer employment services to both job-seekers and employers. All of our services are free of charge, funded by Employment Ontario. Employment Consultants will aid in your job search by helping design an attractive and effective resume, give leads on job openings, and suggest career paths. For employers looking to hire, there are many services […]

Ije’s Place

IJe’s Place is an African, Caribbean, and Canadian foods business consisting of a bakery, a grocery store, and a restaurant. Our location is under construction and we are currently operating out of the Johnson Township Arena for the restaurant and baked goods shops.

North Channel Current

The North Channel Current is an online newspaper serving the Central Algoma area between Echo Bay and Iron Bridge.

North Channel Minor Hockey Association

North Channel Minor Hockey Association offers local children a place to play hockey. Practices are held in Desbarats and we play our games in the Central Algoma Hockey League in Thessalon, Blind River and Elliot Lake. Email for more information !


Elementary and secondary schools.

Smoke & Honey Local Products

Small-scale, emergent agriculture is where it is at! Honey, cider, garden greens, wool, lambs, chickens, turkeys, eggs and more.

Top Notch Tree Service

Top Notch Tree Service provides major tree removal and tree care. Commercial and residential work fully insured.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Vulnerable Persons Registry

The Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies.