Representing Canada in Rio

Representing Canada as the President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee in Rio for the 2016 Paralympic Games is our own Dr. Gaetan Tardif, Program Medical Director at Toronto Rehab.

From Wheelchair Basketball to Powerlifting, more than 4,300 athletes are going for gold in 22 different sports starting this week until September 18th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“The Paralympics create good role models, a push to have the right types of facilities built within our communities, and a push to build communities that are universally accessible as well,” says Dr. Tardif. “The Paralympics are fantastic sport with a big component of social progress.”

Learn more from Dr. Tardif about ‘What’s On for Rio 2016’ at UHN News

Dr. Tardif is one of many doctors, scientists and clinicians who have helped make Toronto Rehab the number one rehabilitation research centre in the world and truly be Where Incredible Happens. We are proud to have him represent us on the world stage.