TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) issued the following statement congratulating the new President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).

“On behalf of the entire Canadian Olympic family, I would like to congratulate Dr. Gaetan Tardif on his recent election. Through his many years of service to the athletes and coaches of the Canadian Paralympic Team, he has been a shining example of what it means to have vision, enthusiasm and a relentless work ethic. I have no doubt that Dr. Tardif will double his efforts as he and his new team continue the outstandingly progressive work that the Canadian Paralympic Committee is known for around the world.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank his predecessor, David Legg, for his invaluable contribution to the Paralympic movement in this country, and on behalf of the COC, wish him all the best in the future.”
– Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

Fluently bilingual, Tardif has participated in seven consecutive Paralympic Games, most recently as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Tardif is an academic physician and health care executive with leadership experience in several professional and not-for-profit organizations. He is Medical Program Director – Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care at the University Health Network and a Professor in the Department of Medicine and director, Division of Physiatry (PM&R) at the University of Toronto.

Tardif has also served as Director of Administration and Chair of the HR Committee on the Canadian Paralympic Committee Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013 and was a member of the Games Committee from 2006 to 2013.

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