Jackson Dionne’s mission is to train First Nations Individuals who have addiction issues using Indigenous Health and Wellness principles to achieve financial independence. He has used himself as an example to achieve this. Jackson has been married for 20 years, has been a homeowner for 20 years, is very, very close to being financially independent, and has done a bit of travel in his recovery journey.
Jackson’s core mission is to train other individuals to be financially independent.
To accomplish this Jackson has been working in the Addictions Field since June 2001. He started as an intake worker, then Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, then senior counselor and Team Leader, and manager of 4 programs located in two locations. He has created and developed his society, his website and has created and published recovery-related tips on YouTube. His five main drivers of empowerment are Recovery, Education, Employment, Culture, and Life Skills.
Jackson’s education includes a certificate in Fisheries Technical Assistance Program, a diploma in Forest Resource Technology, a Certificate of Counselling Science with a Specialized Addiction Counsellor Certificate, a BA Psychology Major, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Professional Communication.
Jackson is also very involved in the community. He has completed the Dale Carnegie Course and was also a Graduate Assistant three times. He has been a member of Toastmasters and has led a group of learners for the Aboriginal Run Walk program hosted by SportMed BC for approximately ten years.
Jackson has been an executive director for an Indigenous Non-profit organization located at the corner of Main and Hastings in Vancouver BC where he was instrumental in raising close to $1 Million in one year. He continues to work on and develop a society he was instrumental in developing where he is striving to “Create an innovative, dynamic work environment that supports the health and well-being of the team.” He finds it very difficult to talk about himself and finds it very difficult to fit in all his contributions and accomplishments in such a small space.