Elisabeth Walker-Young, C.M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Elisabeth Walker-Young embodies excellence both in and beyond competition. As a decorated Paralympic swimmer, she broke numerous national and world records over the course of her career. In her retirement, she champions inclusive sport across the country as an advocate and mentor, and speaks to varied audiences about inclusion, acceptance and authentic leadership. As chef de mission at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games, she led Team Canada with distinction and brought national visibility to the Paralympic movement.