David Thibodeau (he/him) has a keen interest in how both sport and policy can have an affect and create a meaningful impact to make people’s lives better. David started Sports for Social Impact to explore sport policy more in-depth and provide insightful analysis to those working in the sport industry. The aim of this is to explore different areas that sport policy can have a social impact and create lasting positive change in the community and the challenges that stand in the way of change.
David is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certified level 1 coach, and is currently pursuing becoming certified level 2. He is currently in his 9th season of coaching competitive swimming. David was a competitive swimmer for 10 years, and was a member of Team New Brunswick at the Canada Games in 2013.
David was selected as a Young Sport Maker for Global Sports Week 2020 in Paris.
David works in policy development and program administration in the Canadian federal government.
David holds a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration from Carleton University.
Sports for Social Impact (SSI) seeks to explore and educate on the power that sport has to create a positive impact on society.
Quality sport and recreation programs that are inclusive and accessible to all in society to benefit from.