Karen through her kindness and dedication helped me realized my biggest dreams, to become an effective mentor and coach for others living with disabilities and be a high-level para-athlete. With my cerebral palsy I thought I would never play sport at a high level, because of Karen, now I know I can and I will.

James Davis
Provincial Wheelchair Boccia Athlete
Penguins Wheelchair Basketball Coach and Volunteer

Karen is kind, understanding, and a patient person. She knows how to speak to people with a disability, treating them with respect and making you feel like your opinions matter. Being a person with a disability, I have seen first hand what Karen is capable of, she has changed my life for the better. Karen’s knowledge of sport and disability, has given so many of us the opportunity to become leaders.”

Loretta Davis
Brock Niagara Penguins
Head Coach Boccia

Karen designs programs for diverse groups of athletes – mentoring and guiding to achieve their individual goals. She is highly prepared, equipped with engaging strategies and creates a cohesive team environment. Without her years of experience, education, and intensive, unique and highly motivating programs, personal aspirations could not have been realized.

Kate Nickerson-Crowe Ph.D., M.Ed., O.C.T. Educator District School Board of Niagara

I have had the pleasure to work with Karen over the past number of years in the field of physical activity and sport for individuals with a disability. Karen has a vast amount of experience and dedication to the field, looking at everything under an inclusion lens and never loses sight of those that we serve.”

Jane Arkell

Karen Natho is knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate about all things related to accessibility.  As a 2022 Canada Summer Games Board member, Karen works tirelessly to ensure we meet all of our inclusion goals.  Her extraordinary volunteer leadership inspires all around her.  

Barry Wright Chief Executive Officer, Niagara 2022, Associate Professor Goodman School of Business, Brock University

Attitudinal and awareness barriers, often so subtle, yet still prevalent in our society, are erased through Karen’s efforts and young adults and leaders living with disabilities emerge with confidence.”  

Margaret Sanderson Manger, Accessibility and Inclusion, Sheridan College

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