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Bridges of Belonging #19 with Josh Vander Vies and Stephanie Dixon



Event Date(s) : November 17, 2020
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contact Email :
Contact Phone : +1 (250) 216-4223

Event Location : Online - register at
- british-columbia, CA

Bridges of Belonging is an opportunity to engage in meaningful  conversations on belonging and how it impacts our individual and collective journeys. Moderated by Andrea Carey, a Canadian Certified
Inclusion Professional, these sessions will feature two guests sharing their stories of belonging in their lived experiences. We are surrounded by diversity, and there is increasing appreciation that we need to create inclusive spaces and places in order to support the success of our diverse workforces and clients – but until we find ways to creates cultures where each person can belong, we will struggle to support people to thrive.

These conversations are an opportunity to think about our connections – and how we can be intentional in appreciating each other, listening to understand, acknowledging that we don’t know what we don’t know, and going on a learning journey together to share, learn, connect and create.

Featured guests for November 17, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time are:

Stephanie Dixon & Josh Vander Vies

Stephanie Dixon is a decorated Canadian Paralymic Swimmer, having attended 3 Paralympic Games earning an impressive 19 Medals, holding multiple World Records amd a Current World Record Holder in two events. Stephanie has also served as the Assistant Chef de Mission for Parapan American Games 2015, was named to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 and received the Order of Canada in 2018. Stephanie currently runs the Stephanie Dixon Motivational Coaching Business in Whitehorse, Yukon and is the Chef de Mission for 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Josh Vander Vies is an experienced professional speaker and retired Paralympian, as well as a lawyer skilled in creating and defending  Canadian not-for-profit organizations, charitable status and charitable gifts. Internationally, he is focused on protecting the integrity of sport and the rights of athletes. Josh has served as the President of AthletesCAN, Canada’s association of national team athletes, and as a past director of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Josh won bronze at the London 2012 Summer  Paralympic Games in doubles boccia. He will be continuing his support of athletes as the assistant chef de mission for the Canadian Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.