Anthony Lue

Anthony Lue

Toronto, Ontario
Paralympic Athlete, Disability & Accessibility Advocate - Determination & Persistence
Anthony Lue is a disability advocate, dynamic and engaging motivational keynote speaker with a powerful story of determination, persistence and transformation. A remarkable story of overcoming adversity with incredible motivation, drive and passion. A powerful speaker, Anthony speaks about achieving one’s goals – even when life gets in the way. Anthony’s infectiously positive attitude towards life will leave you, your team and your organization with a lasting message that will inspire determination to conquer any challenge that comes your way.
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Event Hosts & Moderators
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health


Growing up in Pickering, Ontario, Anthony Lue knew that he was destined for greatness! Having found a love for sports and speed early on in his childhood only set him up for a rollercoaster of a ride. By the time he was 14 years old, it was evident that his talent would place him as one of the top hurdlers and baseball players for his age in the nation.

As life would have it, the vision was blurred and the path to greatness was no more. The downturn started and the decision-making became horrific. Getting back on track and never giving up is something Anthony Lue has always been good at and when he landed his automotive apprenticeship, things seemed to be looking up.

Eleven months in at his apprenticeship, with knowledge being gained on a daily, life was only getting better until that fateful day of September 30, 2009. After moving some scrap vehicles to the scrap yard down the street, the unthinkable happened to Anthony.  As he exited the weigh-in scale the crane with a 6ft wide magnet and 4ft. long claws came crashing down on the car crushing Anthony inside.

By the grace of God, Anthony was pulled from the wreckage by firefighters and airlifted to Toronto’s #1 trauma center Sunnybrook Hospital. When the dust settled and surgery was over, Anthony Lue was told that he was now a paraplegic and would never be able to walk or regain the use of his legs ever again. Immediately Anthony Lue knew how blessed he was simply just being alive and that is when he made the conscious decision to forgive the crane operator and put the accident behind him. His new goal on a daily basis is to figure out how he can move forward in life inspiring everyone he meets.

Today. Anthony Lue speaks at a variety of schools, corporate events, television, and on radio as well as being an ambassador for two of Canada’s largest accessibility trade shows, The People in Motion show and the Abilities Expo. Anthony Lue hasn’t stopped moving since the accident and continues to evolve, helping make this world a more accessible place with his accessibility consultant certification through the Rick Hansen Foundation.

Recently Anthony Lue worked as the Accessibility Chair for the 2019 Parasport games and organizations such as Human Space, The Ontario Building Code Association, Urban Ability Access Solutions, and more. Anthony is also pursuing his lifelong Olympic dream as a 2021 Tokyo Paralympic hopeful in the sport of handcycling. Anthony Lue shares with his audiences how they too can persevere and succeed against all odds.



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rewiring your mindset

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  • A remarkable story of overcoming adversity with incredible motivation, drive and passion – but there is so much more to Anthony Lue than his story. A powerful speaker, Anthony speaks about achieving one’s goals – even when life gets in the way.

    Anthony’s infectiously positive attitude towards life will leave you, your team and your organization with a lasting message that will inspire determination to conquer any challenge that comes your way.

sh** gets real! - ready for some real talk?

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  • Ready for some real talk? Anthony shares how to use your life experience to become a better person, and how to use the gift of second chances to continually reinvent yourself. “I didn’t give up, reverse and pivot when sh** hit the fan! And you won’t either. Why? Because in life, anything that can go wrong will go wrong – I am here to help teach you how to deal with challenges head-on.”

embrace change. win at life

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  • Your life can completely change in the blink of an eye and that’s what happened to Anthony. However, he didn’t allow it to stop him from winning in life.

    Anthony shares his journey and experiences from being a superstar teen athlete with Olympic dreams to excelling as one of the most able-bodied paraplegics out there – and still determined to make it to the Paralympics. He shares with his audiences how to find and use their own determination to conquer any challenge that comes their way.

paving the way

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  • Anthony’s determination to support the growing need for accessibility among organized sport and public access has led him to become RHFAC Certified (Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification) and eventually the Principal at his own consultancy company. Anthony is also proud to be a member of the UHN Patient Partner Committee and the Black Legacy Committee. Paving the way for future generations has become a driving force for Anthony and he loves working with organizations that understand the growing need to making our communities barrier-free.

    Some of the organizations Anthony is working with (or has worked with):

    • Member of Pickering Accessibility Advisory Committee
    • 2019 Accessibility Chair for Ontario Parasport Games
    • Yorkdale Shopping Center
    • Glen Rouge Campground Restoration Project
    • Rouge Beach Restoration
    • Abilities Expo Ambassador
    • People in Motion Ambassador (Now the Abilities Expo)

need an emcee or brand embassador?

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  • Whether it’s a conference or panel, photo or video, Anthony’s energy and positive vibes shine through. Anthony is available for a variety of jobs and is a leading spokesperson for several brands.


In 2015, Anthony came to Uxbridge Secondary School as a guest speaker and he was well organized and confident in his abilities. He shared with over 1400 people his life story. It was an absolutely fantastic experience that taught his audience about mental resiliency and inspired his audience never to take anything for granted. He discussed different coping mechanisms and how it encouraged him to achieve success. Anthony was able to relate to the students, motivating them to improve themselves and become more mentally resilient. Anthony also displayed the fantastic ability to relate to all different types of people and treat everyone as equals, and be sensitive to individual needs. Anthony...


Anthony is one of 10 current members of the City of Pickering Accessibility Advisory Committee (PAAC) appointed by the City Council in January 2019. As a community-based committee, PAAC contributes expert, grassroots advice to Pickering City Council to inform its pursuit of a highly inclusive community through compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Building Code and proactive adoption of best practices in accessibility. As an accomplished Paralympic athlete, and a charismatic speaker, Anthony shares his compelling lived experience, can-do attitude, and inspiring leadership in Committee deliberations as well as...

Tim Higgins

B.Com, CPA, CGA Accessibility Coordinator
Community Services Department

Anthony was outstanding! Rarely does one meet an individual with as much determination, perseverance and personality as Anthony Lue. His presentation at the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was moving for everyone in the audience. After what happened to him, it is truly inspiring to listen to his positive outlook on life. Thank you Anthony for sharing your story. You helped make our Speaker Series a huge success!

Brenden Williams

Participant Services

One of the many benefits of attending a Rotary Club is listening to exceptional speakers from around the world. Our Club hosts 30+ speakers a year and we were fortunate to have Anthony Lue come and tell us his story. Not only was he well received by all who attended, he was easy to work with, personable and spent extra time interacting with our members. Anthony is a dynamic, positive and engaging speaker. Anthony’s story is honest, powerful and relevant. Combining the two inspires participants to overcome any obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals. If you have not already booked Anthony to speak at an upcoming meeting or event, I highly recommend you do.

John Currie | |

Executive Director - President-Elect
Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP) - Rotary Club of Pickering

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