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A successful lawyer, dedicated volunteer, and Paralympian, Carla Qualtrough’s commitment to addressing inequality and championing diversity makes her a strong advocate for Delta.
Committed to equity and inclusion, Carla has practiced human rights law at the federal and provincial levels. She chairs the BC Minister’s Council on Employment and Accessibility, and is an adjudicator with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal. Carla herself has been visually impaired since birth.
Passionate about the power of sport and physical activity to change lives, Carla volunteers locally, nationally, and internationally, including with the International Paralympic Committee and the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. She has been President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Chair of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Carla is on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and Vice-Chair of the Delta Gymnastics Society. As an athlete, Carla won three Paralympic and four World Championship medals.
Carla has degrees in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and Law from the University of Victoria. Among many awards for her work, she has been named one of Canada’s Most Influential Women in Sport six times, and received a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.