Power To Be is proud to announce that our CEO, Tim Cormode, will be inducted in the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame at Metro Hall in Toronto on October 29th. This tremendous honour and accomplishment come from Tim’s considerable contributions that he has made throughout his life in the world of youth and families with barriers. For almost 30 years, Tim has been involved in working with youth and the non-profit sector. An outdoor enthusiast and a previous camp counsellor supporting young adults with disabilities, Tim saw an opportunity to combine nature with adventure to help people of varying abilities build confidence, make connections, and achieve their dreams. In 1998, Tim founded Power To Be with that idea and a small government grant. The organization has now grown to reach more than 11,000 children, youth, and families, empowering them to learn new skills and reach their full potential through a variety of adapted outdoor activities.
When asked about what the recognition from the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame meant to him, Tim Cormode responded, “This honour speaks to the perseverance and hard work that has gone into the many years of working in this sector trying to make it better, and more meaningful for people living with barriers. It means a great deal to me to be recognized alongside notable Canadian legends including Rick Hansen, and Terry Fox, who have made such an impact in the work that they do. For Power To Be, this award speaks to the many people that have believed in our mission and contributed to supporting us strive to fulfill it. Power To Be is identified as an advocate for people with barriers in nature and receiving this incredible award reflects that.”