Play. Inspire. Unite.
After a riveting special screening of "Swift Current," presented by Respect in Sport, Sheldon Kennedy joined the audience at the Ontario Soccer Summit 2018 for an intimate question and answer session.
A former National Hockey League player, Kennedy has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled.
A victim of abuse himself during his career, he is the co-founder of Respect Group, which provides empowering online abuse, bullying and harassment prevention education to sport organizations, schools and the workplace.
The Order of Canada was bestowed upon him in 2014 for “his courageous leadership in raising awareness of childhood sexual abuse and his continued efforts to prevent abuse in schools, sports and communities.”