Dean Wardak

Dean Wardak, seen from the waist up, wearing a black graphic t-shirt and smiling

I was born on July 18, 1992 in Toronto. I have Filipino, Polish and Canadian-Indigenous heritage. I am a quadriplegic due to a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) suffered in a motor vehicle accident. I spent a year recovering in three different hospitals after my accident.

I advocate for people living with disabilities because I experience the issues with accessibility, discrimination, social support, transportation, employment and more.

Graphic of puzzle pieces and the title EMPaCT