Concordia university recognized Hughes for her public service and nationwide drive to end the stigma associated with mental illness.
She is the National Spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Mental Health initiative and the ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign. By sharing her own past struggles with depression, Clara has helped break down the stigma associated with mental illness.
Clara Hughes is an athlete for all seasons. A six-time Olympic medalist in cycling and speed skating, she’s the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both Summer and Winter Games.