Jim has lived in Ajax since 2006 with his wife and 3 daughters. Jim owns and operates the automotive dealership VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC in Ajax. Graduating from the University of Toronto with an Economics Degree, he worked with General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) for 18 years and moved to the retail automotive space in 2008. Jim has always had a strong community focus. He truly believes that “giving back” to our local community is an obligation on part of businesses and enjoys striving to make our community better every day. He is known for his various levels of community support. He is a Director on the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation Board and is an active member of the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade’s Government Relations Committee. In 2015, VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC proudly was awarded the Board of Trade – Business Excellence Award – Large Business of the Year (50+ Employees). In 2017, while maintaining his dealership in Ajax, Jim assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for the NewRoads Automotive Group in York Region, where he is responsible for the overall operations of 7 additional dealership.

Cordelia Clarke - Julien

Change Management Specialist

Elevasyon

June 17, 2020 5pm - 8:30PM

Jim VanDusen
Chief Operating Officer

​New Roads Automotive Group & VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC​​​

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Carion Fenn Foundation presents its 4th Annual Mental Health Symposium in partnership with Ajax Public Library, Lakeridge Health and Ajax Home Week. Our program will feature a panel of speakers, exhibitors and a break-away session talking about empathy. Our speakers will focus on day-to-day life and how empathy can improve how we communicate and relate to one another. Listen to our panel members, ask questions, participate in our break-away session, and enjoy light refreshments. Don't forget to fill out an entry ballot to win some great prizes!

Lesly McKenna- McConnell

Ajax Resident

Personal Story

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Change is good.  Change is grief. Change is growth.  That is the mantra of Cordelia Clarke Julien, a Change Management Specialist with over 20+ years of change and transformation experience.  As a self-profess change agent, Cordelia is well-known for her enthusiastic embrace of life changes. Whether as a professional public speaker, or through her life-change coaching sessions, Cordelia helps people to find the change and transformation they desperately seek.

Using change enhancement techniques, Cordelia through Elevasyon successfully works with people to change and transform their respective worlds by providing strategic pathways to achieve goals and objectives.  

Grounded in a growth mindset principle, her work has resulted in personal and professional transformations that promote the self in awareness, assessment and advancement.  Through the application of a solutions focused lens, she has helped many rise to relevance.  If you are ready for that change, DM her on twitter at @myelevasyon.

Together We Are Stronger®

Carion Fenn Foundation presents its 4th Annual Mental Health Symposium in partnership with Ajax Public Library, Lakeridge Health and Ajax Home Week.

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

Due to Covid-19 our Mental Health Symposium June 17, 2020 has been merged with our Mental Health Forum October 10, 2020 at 12pm.