A Case of Serendipity: Q&A with the irreplaceable volunteer Vivien Dzau



A Case of Serendipity: Q&A with the irreplaceable volunteer Vivien Dzau

Vivien Dzau has been a long-time volunteer with Dixon Hall. Since getting involved with the agency in 2008, Vivien’s energy and enthusiasm have been infectious and inspirational to everyone fortunate enough to cross paths with her. She’s served a variety of roles throughout her time working with Dixon Hall, including the position of Board Chair. Most recently, she’s donated her time as the co vice-chair of our capital campaign for the new Youth Centre in Regent Park. Her tireless campaigning and advocacy for the new youth centre has yielded incredible results – as we continue with our design plans and get ready to break ground this year, we know without doubt this wouldn’t be possible without Vivien’s help in spreading our vision with strength, clarity, and passion. She was recently honoured by the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for her 10 years of service.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we turned the spotlight



Celebrating Dixon Hall’s Strong Women Leaders

Today is International Women’s day, a global event which celebrates and recognizes women worldwide for their achievements, while simultaneously measuring progress and setting milestone goals in the quest for gender equality.

Our staff team at Dixon Hall consists of numerous dynamic and hardworking women, who bring incredible talents, skills to the organization, and show amazing dedication and compassion for the clients we serve. Our leadership team is over 50% women, all doing incredible work in the public sector and impacting the lives of clients while strengthening the surrounding community. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to recognize these women, and talk about some of the progress they’ve seen in the sector as well as barriers we have yet to overcome.

Christine Chow has worked with seniors for over 25 years. She began her career with Mid-Toronto Community Services, working with clients with Alzheimer’s on the frontline. Chris has seen the



A Year in Review: Reflecting with Gratitude

CEO Neil Hetherington reflects on 2016 and practices gratitude, highlighting key moments ahead of the journey into 2017.