Join the former Olympian Susan Stewart at a free live media event being held in Toronto on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Erin Mills Town Centre. This live recording will be hosted by The Disability Channel’s Frank Sroka who hosts Socially Served. Susan Stewart also hosts a Disability Channel show called Trailblazers that features other pro and Olympian athletes and how they are involved in the disability community.
In March 2017, Susan Stewart was inducted into the Ontario Basketball Hall of Fame. Susan Stewart represented Canada at the 96 Olympic Games, the FIBA World Championship, the World Olympic Qualifying tournament, the Pan American Games and the FISU World Student Games. Susan Stewart was a member of the Laurentian University women’s basketball team and won two CIS national titles and five OUA championships while apart of that team. She was also a four-time OUA all-star and a recipient of the Nan Copp Award for CIS Player of 91-92. Susan Steward also was a Level 3 NCCP coach and was a Graduate Assistant with the women’s basketball team coaching staff at Malone University in Canton, Ohio in 04-05. Susan also has a Master of Arts Degree in Sports Ministry.
Susan Stewart suffered a brain injury that could have ended her life. Because of this, Susan Stewart’s direction in life changed and now speaks about her life experiences and recovery and how she now helps motivates people and the disabled community. With the Disability Channel’s Trailblazers show that Susan hosts, she get’s the chance to interview amazing people in the athletic world that is in some way, involved in the disabled community.
Susan never thought she could bounce back from the devastating brain injury that left her in a coma and unable to function properly for a while. Her belief in God helped get her through the recovery process and the motivation to not give up. The positive outlook and attitude Susan has had made her a motivational speaker in the disability community.
Susan Stewart has an autobiography book out called Unbreakable: The Autobiography of the Life of Susan Stewart which is available on Amazon.
Owlware, a community-based agency located at the “Wychwood Barn’s” in collaboration with The Disability Channel (TDC) have piloted a successful skill-based program called “Digital Ventures” where persons with disabilities are provided training in digital media and placed in employment positions within the channel. The disAbility Channel showcases captivating programming that inspires while empowering individuals with digital skills and industry opportunities. The media centre provides AODA accessibility workshops, social media campaigns, web redesign for accessibility and pre & post studio production.