The long list of volunteer roles that Dillon March has played in our community would make one think he is well past retirement age. Not even close!
March has been active and engaged since high school, where he co-ordinated a project that led to his school receiving a $60,000 grant from Landscape Ontario to build an outdoor classroom. He continued his legacy of service through his years as a Lincoln Alexander Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Guelph, where he completed a BA in French and Italian Studies. During this time, he was Chair of the Guelph Pride committee, and appointed to the Board of Directors of Out On The Shelf (until 2014). As Guelph Pride Chair, he guest-curated an exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Guelph Pride events at the Guelph Civic Museum.
As a student, he worked with the Bounce Back program, a program that helps first year students facing academic and personal challenges get back on track, as well as volunteering with OUTline, a support service that assists individuals who are questioning their sexual and gender identity.
In his current role at the West End Community Centre, March has worked with the City of Guelph Improvement Network on projects such as the Innovation Fund (formerly Dragon’s Den). This project led to the installation of client-facing monitors. March is currently a member of the Citizen First Customer Service Roundtable.
Dillon`s legacy of community-focused advocacy is why he has been selected as this week`s Ward 5 Hero!