David Onley is one of Canada’s leading advocates for disability rights. A well-known
anchor at City television for more than 20 years, he was Canada’s first newscaster with
a visible disability. Throughout his career, he has advanced the public’s understanding
of people with disabilities, particularly during his tenure as Ontario’s lieutenant
governor, where he made inclusion and accessibility the overarching themes of his
mandate. He continues to work toward greater accessibility in his province as a special
advisor to the Government of Ontario.