CCES congratulates Carla Qualtrough as new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

(Ottawa, Ontario – November 6, 2015) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) congratulates former CCES board member Carla Qualtrough on being appointed Canada’s new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. 

“We are proud to hear that Carla Qualtrough has been named to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first cabinet,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “As an accomplished Paralympian, dedicated volunteer and human rights lawyer, she can offer invaluable insights into the issues facing our athletes and sport in Canada. We look forward to the impact she will have on the Canadian sport system.”

Carla Qualtrough has a remarkable, multi-faceted history in sport. As an athlete, she won three Paralympic and four World Championship medals. She is a past President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, past Chair of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, and Vice-Chair of the Delta Gymnastics Society. She has also acted as Senior Advisor to the Parliamentary Secretary (Sport) to the Prime Minister, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport), Special Advisor to the Director General of Sport Canada, and has worked as Director of Sport and Inclusion at 2010 Legacies Now.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

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