The ESTEEM Team is a national, not-for-profit program of Motivate Canada that brings Olympic, Paralympic and National caliber athletes to schools in Canada to inspire and activate young people to set and achieve their goals.
Our athletes are not only accomplished in their sport, but they are professionally trained public speakers. Through their life stories, ESTEEM Team athletes effectively speak, entertain and engage students in grades 4-8 and 9-12, all with the objective to:
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Motivate Canada’s GEN7 Aboriginal Role Model Program is honoured to announce its third consecutive year as a... More
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Guelph (ON) May 7, 2014 – From May 9 to 11, 2014, three local high school students are spearheading an... More
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I liked Kara Zakrzewski's presentation! When she was talking about how she also went through things that would have slowed down her path of getting to where she wanted to be. She wanted to be an Olympic athlete and she was really motivated to reach that goal. And it was inspiring to know that she really started out just like us. We always assume professional athletes start out perfect. The only difference is she had a goal and made steps to achieve it. I just thought that I can start now and set myself up to achieve what I hope to do. They don’t have to be really long-term goals, like ‘I want to become the number one athlete in the world.’ They can be small things too. For example, I want to make it to the junior championships. Once I get there, I can keep going on with them. Her motivation inspired me to go a little bit further than I had thought before.
Donna G., Grade 8 student at Samuel Hearne Middle School - Scarborough, Ontario