Chris Bourne works as the Acting Executive Director with the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability and manages the Changing Minds, Changing Lives program in Ontario with the Canadian Paralympic Committee. From its inception, Chris has also been active in the Canadian Paraplegic Association's Peer Support Program in Ottawa. Coming from a wheelchair racing background, Chris is an accomplished triathlete as well as a competitive water skier. With Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada, Chris is the Chairperson of the Adapted Water Sports committee and provides leadership as this organization focuses on making both recreation and competitive towed water sports more available to people with a disability across Canada.
Laura Domenicucci works as the Paralympic Development Coordinator for the Canadian Paralympic Committee. She manages the Changing Minds, Changing Lives program, devoted to educating and supporting healthcare professionals in using sport through the rehabilitation process. Laura also sits on the Executive Committee for Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario focusing on making recreational and competitive ice hockey an opportunity for people living with a physical disability.
Radka Poliakova is the Provincial Services and Government Relations Support Coordinator for the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario. She has been supporting service departments for over 6 years, providing leadership and coordination for the data aspects of service delivery and ensuring improvements and changes as they benefit the programs. Radka plays a pivotal role in research services, program and policy review, supporting quality systems while producing program related reports and projects.
Dr. Art Salmon is Team Leader: Research in the Policy Unit of the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion - the department responsible for the development of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation policy in Ontario. Prior to joining the Ontario Government he was the National Director of ParticipACTION - Canada's national physical activity promotion organization. He has been a member of several international advisory boards including the RAFA-PANA, the Physical Activity Network of the Americas and is currently part of a Canadian group organizing the 2010 International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health that will be held in Toronto.
Stacey Stevens is a Partner & Personal Injury Lawyer with Thomson Rogers. Stacey's practice is entirely devoted to helping people who have been seriously hurt in an accident. Stacey graduated of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 2005 and is one of three national recipients of the 2003 Tom Wilcox Scholarship award for her academic achievements and dedication to insurance law. She has been appeared on Canada AM, the Business News Network and CFRB Radio and has published articiles in the Lawyer’s Weekly, Law Times,and The Globe and Mail.
Stacey’s passion for justice continues through her volunteer work. She is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Advocates Society. Stacey volunteers as Legal Counsel for Spinal Cord Injury Action Canada, is on the Board of the Central East Brain Injury Association and a lawyer with the Family Legal Health Program at the Hospital for Sick Children.