Justin Heenan is a proud graduate from Queen's University with a degree in French and Spanish (BAH '15). He is a full time Teacher in the Durham District School Board. Justin also works as a Mental Health Counsellor in Private Practice and has developed the Justin Heenan Counselling Centre in Whitby, Ontario. This year he will start as a Part Time Course instructor at Trent University's School of Education. Justin is a consistent volunteer in the Special Olympics and the Durham Down Syndrome Association. He has written a Guide for Special Olympics Basketball Coaches, Organized Virtual Sports Festivals for Special Olympics Athletes and started a Special Olympics Walking Club at Bolton C. Falby PS in Ajax, Ontario. He also holds a Bachelor of Education from Trent University and an MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
Justin started volunteering with Special Olympics when he was a Queen's student. His dedication and engagement was rewarded this year, when he received the 2021 Educator of the Year Award.
We sincerely congratulate Justin on his outstanding achievement!
For over 50 years, Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world's largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sport.
Special Olympics Ontario has optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability. the organization continues to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. as well as strives to improve upon both the awareness and support of the community in regards to Special Olympics Ontario .
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