My name is Joe Roberts and my story will take you through the tough streets of East Vancouver in the 1980’s, where I experienced the depths and degradation of being a homeless drug addict ready to end it all; to transforming my life thanks to family and first responders into that of triumph, of successful entrepreneurism and becoming a change maker.
I went from Skid Row to CEO in 12 years. With this experience I now help people redefine what’s truly possible. I am an expert on resiliency and change. Having experienced both catastrophic failure and extraordinary success I teach how anyone can overcome perceived limitations and create high performance results.
Today I live in White Rock British Columbia. I am a professional speaker and Executive Director of The Push for Change Foundation.
On May 1st 2016 I and Team Push for Change hit the road traversing the entire Trans Canada Highway from St John’s, NL to Vancouver, BC, walking 24kms a day, while pushing a shopping cart. Inspired over 100,000 students during 457 community events, meeting incredible icons along the way and ending with a private meeting with the Prime Minster of Canada.
I want to come to camp to listen and to learn and to say thank you.
Learn new tools for my own self care improvement, learn and understand more around PTSD and Suicide Prevention, as someone deeply invested in wanting to see systemic change! This is an opportunity for me to learn new, healthier, natural options for our government to help those who are saving us, along with their families!
I see this as an opportunity to say thank you to the people who fought to keep me alive when I had given up. To say thank you to the OPP CST. Who answered the call when I had a gun to my head. Little did he know his involvement would begin a life transforming event.
I also, of course, want to see this tire! The tire is that powerful symbol. It reminds me of the shopping cart I pushed 9064km across Canada. It represents the change we are pushing for (or in this case Flipping).
We can’t leave out these incredible achievements of Joe’s as well!
Joe is the recipient of The Ontario Premiers Award, the Courage to Come Back Award, was nominated by MacLean’s Magazine as one of ten Canadians that make a difference, has received an Honorary Doctorate from Laurentian University and the Senate of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Medal. The Governor General of Canada recently awarded Joe the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada.
We are excited to announce Joe will be joining our June camp with RCMP CST Tobin, Sheriff KENNEDY, Firefighter Natasha, and a Veteran! We continue to work towards raising the funds to cover our Law Enforcement members trip to Camp My Way.
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