Marco Pasqua – Accessibility Advocate and Entrepreneur

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Marco Pasqua was born 3 months premature and would later be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Despite this setback, he has always focused on his abilities, rather than his disability. He first started speaking in front of large audiences at the age of 10; it was then that he realized the impact that words can have. Since then, he’s been involved with a number of organizations as a spokesperson, helping to spread advocacy for persons with disabilities across Canada, and proving that anything is possible when you invest the right kind of energy and creativity. After graduating from the Art Institute of Vancouver, he built his own brand as an Inspirational Speaker, and has graced the stage at TEDx, The United Way, and The Duke Of Edinburgh Awards. In August of 2013, he was recognized for his work in improving business practices, while contributing to the betterment of society and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Self-Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society. He has helped to build brands such as Reality Controls, Planat and Hunky Haulers. As an advocate of disability related issues, Marco has had the pleasure to alongside friend and mentor Rick Hansen and shows no signs of slowing down.

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