Carla Qualtrough, centre, will speak at next month's Inclusion Summit ©Getty Images

Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, has been confirmed as a speaker for next month’s Inclusion Summit.

The two-time Paralympian has served as a Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament since 2015.

Qualtrough won three bronze medals across the Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, while she has practised human rights law at the federal and provincial levels.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) highlighted Qualtrough’s commitment to addressing inequality and championing diversity.

She volunteered at local, national and international levels, including supporting the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games.

The former Canadian Paralympic Committee President will speak on the topic "The Paralympic Movement as a Driver of Inclusive Employment" during the summit.

Her speech will feature on the opening day of the summit on December 2.

The two-day summit will conclude on December 3.

The summit will focus on the theme of "Building Back Better: Sport as a tool to place persons with disabilities at the heart of the inclusion agenda".

Promotion of social inclusion and human rights will be among two key areas assessed, as well as how sport advances the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

A total of 40 speakers from civil society, business, development, sport, entertainment and assistive technologies will take part in 16 top-level virtual sessions during the event.

IPC President Andrew Parsons is among the keynote speakers at the summit ©Getty Images
IPC President Andrew Parsons is among the keynote speakers at the summit ©Getty Images

IPC President Andrew Parsons is among the confirmed keynote speakers, as well as International Disability Alliance chairperson Ana Lucia Arellano and Special Olympics European Eurasia President David Evangelista.

Chapal Khasnabis, head of the Access to Assistive Technology and Medical Devices Unit at the World Health Organization, and Facundo Chavez, the human rights and disability advisor for UN Human Rights, will also speak at the event.

IPC chief brand and communications officer Craig Spence will present on the WeThe15 campaign, which is aimed at changing attitudes and creating more opportunities for people with disabilities.

The summit, supported by the International Disability Alliance, which will provide technical assistance, will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation provided in French and Spanish.

International sign language and closed captions will also be provided.

Sessions will take place from 2pm CET through to 6pm CET on both days.

Registration will cost €25 (£21/$29) and can be made here.