While sporting achievements contributed to his early success, Mark’s remarkable life post-Olympics has truly defined him. A celebrated communicator and educator, Mark has touched millions of people as a speaker, author and television host. Mark was part of the CBC Broadcast team covering the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Dalai Lama’s Canadian appearances, was invited by the Government of France to address human rights at the United Nations in New York City, and has designed educational content that aligns with corporate objectives for close to three decades.
Mark is currently the Vice Chair of Special Olympics Canada and is a global leader on LGBT sport issues. For his ethical leadership and active humanitarianism, Mark has received Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Calgary. He is co-founder of Great Traits; a training and development company that helps people succeed in competitive, performance-driven environments.