The Honest Talk

Minister Carla Qualtrough

Episode Summary

“At a very young age, I seriously committed to myself that I would accept people for who they were.” The Honourable Carla Qualtrough won three Paralympics and four World Championship medals and was named one of Canada’s most influential women in sport six times. Following her exceptional sporting career, she became a human rights lawyer and political leader, currently serving as Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion, where she lives out her deep commitment to equity and inclusivity. In this dynamic conversation with Jen and Catherine, Carla Qualtrough speaks candidly about growing up legally blind and the bullying she endured because of it. She also discloses what drove her to politics, discusses the biggest obstacles currently facing people with disabilities, and reveals how the Paralympics made her who she is today.