Diane Bergeron on being legally blind, repelling down a 29 storey building, completing an Iron Man, driving a race car, fundraising for CNIB Guide Dogs and so much more!
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Diane was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of five. By the time she was ten, she was considered legally blind, and lost all sight in her 30’s.
Undaunted by this, Diane continues to achieve whatever goal she sets her sights on – from higher education: she has her Master of Arts in Leadership – to physical fitness: she recently completed an Ironman. What many would call a disadvantage, Diane has turned into an incredible strength.
Through all of Diane’s work, sport and volunteer activities, she demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life of all people.
Diane is currently a Vice President for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, CNIB in a national and international advocacy role, and has held an array of other high-level positions in organizations that advocate for people with disabilities.
She has held many positions responsible for organizational governance and public relations. Whether it’s participating as secretary of her child’s Parent Council, or President of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students, Diane brings together her experience and passion to the role.
Diane is also a life-long learner. She is an alumnus of both the Management Studies and the Rehabilitation Practitioner programs at MacEwan University. She is also a graduate of MacEwan’s Bachelor of Applied Human Services Administration program. Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with the incredible Diane Bergeron on Breaking Brave!
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