It is with great pleasure that the Quebec Society for Disabled Children welcomes Mrs. Chantal Petitclerc as the official spokesperson and ambassador of the children and their families. Mrs. Petitclerc will support the Society in its mission to favour the development of children with disabilities to facilitate their integration in the community and to assist their families.
Chantal in a few words
At the age of 13, an accident deprived her of the use of her legs. In high school, one of her teachers played a key role influence on her; therefore, a few years later, she discovered wheelchair athletics. It was the beginning of an extraordinary career.
An exceptional course
Mrs. Petitclerc’s career has earned her many awards and recognitions. She is the athlete with the most wheelchair track and field medals in history, the Canadian athlete to have won medals of any sport, as well as the only athlete in Canada to have won gold medals at the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games.
In 2012, she served as coach and mentor of the British athletic team for the 2012 London Paralympics. She was appointed Head of mission of Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in 2014 and for the Rio Paralympics Games in 2016.
On April 1st, 2016, she was appointed to the Senate by Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
Mrs. Petitclerc is an inspired speaker and the author of a book “16 jours à Pékin”. Finally, every year she shares her story with dozens of groups, both in Canada and abroad.
Other causes she supports
For further information, please visit About Mme Chantal Petitclerc.