Kevin Dixon

Acting Executive Director

Training and experience have convinced Kevin that practical truth is most often found at the bottom and edges, rather than the top or centre, of most groups, organizations, and institutions. This point of view has influenced his actions throughout a career of advocacy for those pushed to the margins of mainstream society. Kevin served Anglican parishes in Southwestern Ontario and Vancouver for over 25 years, most recently as Dean at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario.

While in Vancouver, Kevin co-founded the From Grief to Action Society to address drug issues in the Lower Mainland. His passionate concern for human dignity led to his volunteer involvement with the Cristosal Foundation which takes a rights-based approach to community development in El Salvador. On Cristosal’s behalf he developed a model for a network of North American "base communities” to support the ongoing work of the Foundation. Kevin has served as Board chair of the Daily Bread Food Bank and Fellowship Centre in London, Ontario. He was a founder of London’s Multi-Faith Social Action Coalition.

Kevin joined the staff of International Justice Mission Canada in 2015 where he currently serves as Acting Executive Director. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, oversees field work in seven communities in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America, and carries responsibility for IJM Canada’s government relations portfolio. He has spoken at TEDxWLU and to large community gatherings such as the annual celebration of El Salvadoran culture in Los Angeles. Kevin has a Master of Divinity degree and is certified in Organizational Development. He holds the Certificat from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

He and his wife Jennifer have two children.

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