The Honourable David Onley
National Advisory Committee

The Honourable David Onley

Accessibility Advocate, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

As Ontario’s first Lieutenant Governor with a physical disability, The Honourable David C. Onley adopted accessibility as the overarching theme of his mandate. Defining accessibility as “that which enables people to achieve their full potential,” and believing that true accessibility occurs only when disabled people can completely participate in all aspects of social, cultural, and economic life. Onley shares the leadership lessons he’s learned from his experience at one of the top echelons of government, as well as his message of human rights for all. Inclusiveness to Onley means being seen as a full member of the larger community. “We are not a full community without one another.”