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TEDxKelowna - Paul Etherington - 360 Degree Young Professional

Paul graduated from Queen's University with an Honors, BA in 1999. He is the Corporate Vice President of Etherington Generations Inc, a privately held insurance consulting boutique based in Toronto that specializes in employee and executive benefits; personal life insurance and estate planning and planned giving ( At an early age Paul was introduced to the Special Olympics movement through his parents who started the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. The Special Olympics Canada Foundation was established with the goal of ensuring long-term financial stability for the more than 34,500 athletes registered in Special Olympics programs in hundreds of communities across the country. Paul, volunteered for the Special Olympics Canada Festival and sat on the board for 15 years and was a former volunteer coach of the Special Olympics Scarborough Cyclones Floor Hockey team. Paul now sits on the Special Olympics Ontario Board. In 2009 Paul and his brothers received the Queen's University Alumni Humanitarian Award and in 2011, Paul was named the first ever Notable Young Professional of the Year. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[Kelowna], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[Kelowna] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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