The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc is one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympians, competing in five Paralympic Games and winning 21 medals, including 14 gold, in Para athletics (wheelchair racing.) In 2008, after winning five gold medals and setting three world records at the Beijing Paralympic Games, she won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year and was named The Canadian Press female athlete of the year. Off the track, she remains an advocate for recognizing the contributions people with disabilities have made to our society and plays a definitive role in building a more inclusive society. 

Chantal Petitclerc talking in a microphone