The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation is very pleased to announce that Fr. Deacon Shawn Panio joined the Foundation on September 3, 2019 as full-time Executive Director/Director of Development. Shawn comes to the Foundation with extensive education and work experience in business, counselling, advancement, Catholic ministry and Catholic education.

Shawn and his spouse Sandra were born and raised in Saskatchewan then moved to Ontario for career opportunities. Shawn and his family are very excited to be returning to their Saskatchewan roots through this position.

Shawn is a Bi-Ritual Deacon within the Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic churches. He has a degree in Business, and a Master’s in Business Administration. He has completed diplomas in psychology, counselling and therapy related areas. He has a diploma in Theology and is completing his Master of Divinity.

Shawn has worked in senior leadership roles in the banking and financial industry for many years and has worked for several non-profit organizations in advancement and executive leadership roles. Most recently Shawn worked in the Ontario Catholic School system as a School Chaplain.

Shawn is thrilled to bring his wealth of experience and his love of the Catholic faith and Catholic education to this position of leadership at the Foundation. Please join us in welcoming Shawn and his family to Saskatoon and to his new role at the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation.


Janice Nepjuk
Executive Administrator, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation Inc.
420 22nd Street East, 4th Floor, Saskatoon SK S7K 1X3  T. 306-659-7003  F. 306-659-2013
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