In this recorded event, you will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of resilience in overcoming adversity. It allows you to make courageous choices, connect with others and develop your creativity. This keynote presentation features Canadian Paralympic athlete Jason Dunkerley, a celebrated middle-distance runner with five Paralympic medals, and is moderated by Kim Daniel.
Jason was born blind and began running in elementary school, but it wasn’t until he was in high school that he became serious about competing. He attended the W. Ross Macdonald School for visually impaired, blind and deafblind students in Brantford, Ontario, where students are encouraged to get involved in sports. Since then, he’s won many medals for Canada at major games.
After retiring from competition in 2018, Jason has recently returned to the national team and is hopeful of qualifying to represent Canada at the 2024 Paralympic Games which will take place in Paris. Currently, Jason is the senior advisor in the Public Services and Procurement Canada Accessibility Office.