Minister Carla Qualtrough to speak at DABC’s AGM (June 17th)

Disability Alliance BC’s AGM
June 17, 2017

Disability Alliance BC is thrilled to announce that the guest speaker at our June 17th AGM will be The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Carla Qualtrough was elected to Parliament for Delta, BC, in October 2015 and appointed as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities in November 2015.

Committed to equity and inclusion, Carla has practiced human rights law at the federal and provincial levels. She chaired the Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility in BC, and was an adjudicator with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal prior to her election.  Carla has been visually impaired since birth.

Passionate about the power of sport and physical activity to change lives, Carla has volunteered locally, nationally, and internationally, including with the International Paralympic Committee and for the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. She has been President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Chair of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Carla was on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and was Vice-Chair of the Delta Gymnastics Society. As an athlete, Carla won three Paralympic and four World Championship medals in swimming.

Carla has degrees in political science from the University of Ottawa and law from the University of Victoria. Among many awards for her work, she has been named one of Canada’s Most Influential Women in Sport six times, and received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  In April 2017 Carla was inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame in the “builder” category.

Carla and her husband Eron Main live in Ladner.  They have four children.


Date:              Saturday June 17, 2017

Time:             Registration opens at 10:30 am.
The AGM starts at 11:00 am. It will last approximately 2 hours.

Location:      Croatian Cultural Centre – Room B
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver (Commercial Drive @ East 16th Avenue