Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Congratulates Carla Qualtrough, New Minister Of Sport And Persons With Disabilities

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario would like to congratulate all of the ministers named to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, particularly the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Hon. Carla Qualtrough.

Qualtrough, a human rights lawyer, is also a former Paralympian having represented Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Paralympic Games. As a swimmer with a visual impairment, Qualtrough won three bronze medals for Canada at the Games. After retiring from competition, Qualtrough was the President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (2006-2010) and was elected Vice President of the American Paralympic Committee in 2013.

Qualtrough has also held positions with the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan America Games Sport and Legacy Committee and as a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Legal and Ethics Committee. She was also the IPC’s Legal Officer for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

CSIO looks forward to working with Minister Qualtrough and the other members of the new cabinet over the coming years.

Photo: Canadian Paralympic Committee Website

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