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Carion Fenn is the President & CEO of the Carion Fenn Foundation; Host of Health 180 with Carion Fenn on Rogers TV Durham; a Town of Ajax Mayoral Candidate 2018; a 6x Award-Winning inclusiveness and accessibility patient healthcare advocate. Carion is a Member of Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees, Board Quality Committee & Co-Chair Ajax Pickering Hospital Community Panel. She is an Accessibility Advisor to Town of Ajax Council & Vice Chair on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Carion is a member of the Jamaican Canadian Association and honoured to be selected for 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2018.
Carion has received several recognitions for her community service, including the Ontario Volunteer Service Award (10 YRS) from the Ontario Provincial Government, Adult Ajax Civic Award (Town’s Highest Honour), Education and Accessibility Community Award from the Town of Ajax, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and University Health Network Patti Dawson Award, and Advocacy Award from Abilities Awards.
Her community service work with the Town of Ajax also includes being a member of Canada 150 Planning Committee representing Salem Heights and Downtown Ajax; 2016 Lakeview BLVD EA working group. Carion is passionate and dedicated in helping to make all communities an inclusive and diverse community for all. She strongly believes in service above self. She is a former volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada and a graduate of George Brown College.
She is recognized for her innovative approach to design, giving interior spaces that Designer's Touch, as well as her community service work. Carion is an interior decorator and designer whose work has been featured in numerous international home and garden shows, in magazines and on television, including City TV's Breakfast Television and the CHCH TV Morning Show.
Carion has earned considerable recognition as a designer with media appearances on CITY TV, CHTV, TV ONE, ROGERS 10, CFRB1010, and Flow 93.5 FM. She was the Home Show Coordinator for the Walls Windows Furnishing Association, Program Director and Show Committee Chair for "The Canadian Decorators Association", Designer for feature spaces in major home shows, and Feature Designer for 'Divine Restoration', as seen on Sun TV Vision TV.
Carion quickly established her reputation as a passionate leader, design writer, and media personality. Over the years she has demonstrated her versatility and problem-solving skills with work that ranges from intimate, contemporary residential spaces, to meticulously designed exhibit spaces, impressing thousands of viewers at design shows. Having designed model spaces and being a keynote speaker for The International Home Show, International Home and Garden Show, The Metro Home Show and more, Carion has a long history of being featured in major home shows. As a feature designer at several home shows, she has designed feature spaces sponsored by the likes of Chatelaine, Toyota and Home Decor magazines. Mike Holmes, of HGTV's 'Holmes on Homes', in his seminar at the Decor Magazine space, noted how impressed he was with the design of her space. That's no easy feat!
Carion is known for her heartfelt compassion, generosity and dedication to increasing awareness of Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation, Chronic and Rare Diseases, through the creation of a unique virtual community support 'Carion Fenn Network', mental health forum, mental health symposium and monthly support group meetings in partnership with the Ajax Public Library; and the First Annual Rare Disease Expo, supported by the Town of Ajax, Impact Ajax Fund. The City of Pickering's Honorable Mayor, Dave Ryan presented the Carion Fenn Award for Bravery and Courage at the First Annual Rare Disease Expo, which was held at the Ajax Community Centre.
Through local events, flag raisings with over 30 Government Proclamations in Canada. She has a history of working with Mayors, MPs, MPP's, Charities, Non-Profit organizations, businesses, community members and patients, in helping to build a better community for all.
In 2016 Carion hosted MPP Michael Harris's first stop on his tour across Ontario where he spoke to and listened to patients with Rare Diseases as a part of his #treatraredisease campaign followed by his petition at Queens Park for the Ontario Government to start an all party Rare Disease Committee. After this, Carion did a video for the foundation with patients, MPP Michael Harris, City of Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan, Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Counsellor Frank Kennedy.
With her founding of the Carion Fenn Foundation and the Carion Fenn Network, she has helped to bridge the gap for those suffering with Rare Diseases, Rare Disorders and Chronic Diseases. Newly diagnosed patients, their families and friends are helped to understand the life of those that are suffering, engaged communities and help build an inclusive community for all.
Through her dedication and hard work, Carion has received several congratulatory certificates from Honorable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and Honorable. Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The Honorable Chris Alexander, MP on behalf of the Government of Canada, and the citizens of Ajax/Pickering. MPP Joe Dickson, Member of the Provincial Parliament for Ajax/Pickering, thanked her for her hard work and dedication, not only for the community but for people around the world. MPP Joe Dickson also presented Carion with a congratulations certificate for launching the First Annual Rare Disease Expo, which was followed by an invitation to visit Queen's Park to thank her once again for her hard work with the Rare Disease Community. Carion's biography was read at Queen's Park, recognizing her dedication to communities.
Carion is a strong believer in sharing the wisdom and experience that she has gained over the years with her peers to strengthen the community as a whole. She takes great pride in sharing her creative spirit and hard work with design and business professionals. She has also taken on co-operation education students throughout her career. Carion's mentoring and community involvement also extends to the younger members of society. Carion also mentors and trains youths through the Carion Fenn Foundation. She also takes on new graduates from college and university as well as community members who want to gain experience through her foundation.
Carion has been interviewed on Rogers TV – Durham Region, Durham Now (Debra Hutchinson); Helping Durham Region (Rob MacArthur); Rogers TV- Peel, A Voice For All with host Jahmeelah Gamble, discussing the issues faced in living with Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation. An article was done by Keith Gilligan in News Advertiser Newspapers. Carion appeared on Rogers TV "Talk Durham" with Debra Hutchinson as well as Rogers TV "Daytime". Debra spoke to Carion, members of Carion's Social Network, and callers which included Jamie McDonald, about the issues those living with Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation face every day. Snapd has been great help in covering Carion and the events and activities of the Carion Fenn Foundation.
Carion Fenn serves as a voice for communities, a voice that echoes your concerns, a voice that matters, a voice that cares, a voice that helps build communities and a voice that lives, understands and will work hard for you in building an inclusive community for all.
As a patient advocate and Founding President for the Carion Fenn Foundation as well as the Carion Fenn Network, she takes immense pride in helping to bridge the gap for Persons who are affected by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation, Chronic Diseases, Rare Diseases and Rare Disorders. She is a firm believer that Together We Are Stronger® when we work together for the good of all communities.
CARION FENN, STRENGTH, SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY!