Dion is a past presenter for the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance, (CHTA) Alberta Hub, Growth Alberta, and an active member of the International Hemp Building Association. (IHBA) He is the innovator behind Alberta's first hempcrete home, and the world's first portable hemp house. The "micro project" is a prototype home to showcase the potential of industrial hemp as a biomass solution to sustainable development in North America. Corporate interests in Western Canada are modelling from his innovative designs, and industry sees a new potential in hemp technology solutions for a sustainable future.
Dion continues to coordinate efforts with industry associations, first nations groups, governments, and post secondary schools. He is a workshop host, facilitating events and education platforms throughout Western Canada. Dion has been recognized nationally and internationally for his humanitarian efforts.
He looks forward to sharing his experience and knowledge as he continues to stoke the 8th Fire.