Debbie Low

Vice President

​Debbie is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, and has served in this position since November 2005. As CEO, she is responsible for the daily operation of the Sport Institute and for leading the transition to Ontario's first facility-based sport institute as a legacy from the TO2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Debbie was a Canadian Paralympic Committee Board member and served on the Games and High Performance Committees from 2007 to 2010, including serving as CPC's Board representative on the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Bid Committee.

She was the Assistant Chef de Mission for the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, Chef de Mission for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games; and was a member of the International Paralympic Committee's Games Committee.

Before joining the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, Debbie was the Executive Director of ParaSport Ontario; Director of Sport for Toronto's 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Bid; and spent 10 years with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport's Multi-Sport Games Program.

As a volunteer, Debbie has also served on the Sport Alliance of Ontario Board of Directors; Special Olympics Canada Board of Directors; Canada Games Council's Sport Committee; and is currently a member of the Ontario Sport Awards Selection Committee; and the Selection Committee for the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame.

Debbie was selected to take part in Rick Hansen's 25th Anniversary of Difference Makers; was the winner of the King Clancy Award in 2010; and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in June 2012.