Gold Medalist - Leadership, Adversity, Teamwork and Inclusion Expert
Benoit was born with a disability in his right leg known as clubfoot. He started swimming at 8 years old and became, in the last 2 decades, one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympic athletes with 20 medals in five Paralympic Games.
Member of the Canadian national from 1998 to 2018, he won 32 medals in six World Championships, lowering more than 60 world records in his category.
Benoit is always involved in various causes involving youth, healthy living, physical activity and sport. He is an ambassador for Right to Play and Jumpstart Foundation.
Member of the Order of Canada and Knight of the Order of Quebec, his biggest dreams are to help our youth by inspiring them to look beyond their own boundaries and motivate anyone who aims to realize their dreams. He does it well by sharing his passion for life.
This presentation is centralized around the themes of adversity and anxiety, Benoit covers: how to manage living with anxiety, acceptance and how to get up, and optimizing performance.
Themes centralized around inclusion, diversity, and accessibility, this presentation covers: how to live with a difference, not letting differences define you, and healthy lifestyle.