“(Resilience) has nothing to do with bouncing back or being bulletproof,” explains Jean-Paul in this interview with Craig Kielburger of the WE charity. Jean-Paul sets out to dismiss the most common misconceptions of resilience. It’s not a personality trait, but the product of work and commitment. Even the most outwardly resilient people often fail to see the quality in themselves, meaning that our own reserves of strength might only come to light in relation to others. Resilience depends on community and the stories we share.
Host Ben Fanelli sits down with Jean-Paul for this podcast interview that spans a wide variety of topics from: motivation, addiction recovery, and elite athletics.
Catherine Porter of the New York Times interviews Jean-Paul about the culture of toxic masculinity that often exists inside elite private schools like St. Michael's College School.
Jean-Paul's talk at MoMondays Toronto entitled "When Beauty Hits the Fan". In this talk, Jean-Paul discusses his latest book, "The Geography of Resilience" and how we so often encounter "beauty" on the margins of trauma, loss, and adversity.
Jean-Paul speaks with CBC's Susan Ormiston for an in-depth interview following the sexual abuse allegations coming out of St. Michael's College School. Jean-Paul discusses the culture of toxic masculinity found in many of these private boys institutions.
Jean-Paul speaks with CTV News' Beverly Thomson about the sexual abuse allegations coming out of St. Michael's College School, and how it's critical to bring trauma-informed specialists on scene immediately after an incident has come to light.
Jean-Paul speaks with the CBC's Carole McNeil about the resignations of the Principal and Director in the wake of the sex abuse crisis that has rocked St. Michael's College School. Jean-Paul suggests an avenue forward for St. Michael's to become a leader in shaping a new more inclusive culture within our private boys schools.
Rachel Giese's Op-Ed in the Globe and Mail about how all-male environments can deteriorate into abusive and toxic places. Jean-Paul is quoted about what might be involved in turning this culture around.
As a former student of St. Michael’s College School, Jean-Paul is speaking out about the painful experience he endured at the institution. As Shauna Hunt reports, the sex abuse survivor believes there’s a dangerous culture that needs to change.
An article in the Cornwall Standard about Jean-Paul's keynote address at this year's Children's Treatment Centre Fundraising Breakfast.
Jean-Paul dropped by the CBC studio immediately after completing his first of six marathons for a live interview on Matt Galloway's "Metro Morning".
CBC report on the release of the new Toronto Police Service's "Your Choice" guide for survivors of sexual violence. Jean-Paul consulted on the project, and speaks with reports after the launch.
Interview with Jean-Paul on YourTV following his keynote in Cornwall. Jean-Paul discusses the importance of community involvement in responding to and supporting survivors of sexual violence.
Interview with Jean-Paul on Stuart McConnell's "Uncommon Life" podcast. During the interview, Jean-Paul discusses the connection between resilience and being an endurance athlete.
Jean-Paul's keynote at the JOIN (Job Opportunity Information Network) entitled "Radiantly Resilient."
Finish line video from Canadian Running Magazine and post-race interview with Jean-Paul after his completion of 6 marathons over the course of 3 days. Jean-Paul discusses his motivation for pushing the extremes of human endurance.
The Toronto Star's coverage of the 2017 Toronto Waterfront Marathon including a profile on Jean-Paul's completion of "6 in the SIX".
Jean-Paul' nomination for Samara's Everyday Political Citizen award, celebrating positive political role models and building a culture of positive politics in Canada.
Jean-Paul sat down for an exclusive interview with Canadian Running Magazine to discuss his training and mental preparation for his ultra endurance events. Jean-Paul also discusses the importance of his faith and connection to community in his advocacy work with those impacted by sexual violence.
Jean-Paul's keynote address for the 2017 Mindfest Conference on Mental Health hosted by the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry. In his address, Jean-Paul discusses his research on resilience and offers strategies for how we can all welcome resilience into our lives.
In this interview with the French publication La Presse, Jean-Paul discusses the meaning behind his mantra "embrace the suck", and also how much of his resilience is grounded in his faith.
In-depth profile interview with Jean-Paul introducing him as one of "The 150 Most Inspiring Canadians" in honor of Canada's 150 Anniversary celebrations.
Jean-Paul talks to the editor of Huffington Post Canada about "Growing Old Gracefully".
Stacey Brotzel of CTV's Morning Live speaks with Jean-Paul about his upcoming keynote at the Little Warriors "Be Brave Luncheon" in Edmonton.
Jean-Paul's interview with Radio Canada about the importance of engaging the broader community in a dialogue about the prevalence of sexual violence, and more importantly, the resilience of survivors.
Follow-up in the Edmonton Journal about Jean-Paul's keynote at the Little Warriors "Be Brave Luncheon".
Feature article in the Edmonton Examiner about Jean-Paul's charity work for Little Warriors (Edmonton) and the Gatehouse (Toronto).
Michelle Cheung of the CBC sat down with Jean-Paul for an interview prior to his running of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
An interview with Jean-Paul at the finish line after just completing a Quadruple Toronto Waterfront Marathon, 168.8 km in 21 hours for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
CTV News interview with Jean-Paul at the start line of his first of four marathons in his quest to complete a Quadruple Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In this interview, we get to meet some of the important people who make up "JP's Team".
Jean-Paul talks with CTV News Channel about the importance of building community and awareness for survivors of sexual violence. He also discusses the role that the Gatehouse had in helping him process his childhood trauma.
An in-depth profile of Jean-Paul as he prepares for his 168.8 km run for survivors of sexual violence. Jean-Paul discusses his past issues with addiction and how he has found new purpose and meaning through running.
Jean-Paul sat down with the CBC's Matt Galloway to discuss the logistics of his Quadruple Toronto Waterfront Marathon in support of survivors of sexual violence.
In this interview, Jean-Paul speaks about is own experience working with a trauma therapist and a PTSD psychiatrist. Jean-Paul provides insights into how trauma therapists might better serve their patients.
Jean-Paul was recently selected one of the "50 Most Inspiring Canadians" by Huffington Post.
An exclusive 20-minute interview with Jean-Paul by the documentary filmmaker, Reesee Zigga Zagga for her "Reclaim Your Voice" project.
A segment with Jean-Paul on CTV Edmonton's Morning Live hosted by Stacey Brotzel. During the interview, Jean-Paul discusses his role as a national advocate for survivors of sexual violence and his deep affection and connection for Alberta's Little Warriors Foundation.
Jean-Paul's interview with Beverly Thomson on CTV's Canada AM about his return to Boston to run the 2016 Boston Marathon, and how he has used running as a means to engage the community in a dialogue about the resiliency of survivors of trauma.
In this episode of the "Built Environment Podcast", Jean-Paul talks about what it feels like to run three marathons in one day, and how he used running to process his experiences of childhood sexual abuse and rape. Jean-Paul is a outspoken voice against sexual violence and joined us at the MaRS Discovery District after giving a talk at the White Ribbon Campaign’s "What Makes a Man" conference.
Official Press Release announcing the launch of "JP's Team" at Scotiabank Ottawa and Toronto Waterfront Marathons.
Profile video accompanying the announcement of Jean-Paul Bédard as the 2015 "Golden Shoe Award" winner as Canadian Runner of the Year.
Canadian Running Magazine profile article announcing Jean-Paul Bédard as the winner of the 2015 "Golden Shoe Award" as Canadian Runner of the Year.
Inside Toronto's article on Jean-Paul's advocacy and community building efforts in his hometown, Toronto.
Canadian Running Magazine's article conducted the day after Jean-Paul's Triple Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The article highlights the importance of increasing community awareness about the prevalence of sexual violence in our society.
Paul Gain's article on Jean-Paul's Triple Toronto Waterfront Marathon for World Running Magazine. The article provides a behind-the-scenes look at the logistics involved in running 126.6km and the international attention the event garnered.
Jean-Paul was interviewed for this video produced as part of the Empowered for LIFE Campaign. The intent of the production was to provide a moving, honest and hopeful message that every survivor deserves healing and happiness. For help, or for more information, please visit: www.EmpoweredForLife.ca Music: "Awakenings" by Beckon (www.BeckonOfficial.com). Video produced and directed by Eduardo Arrigui (DL Design Canada). Concept by Intuitive Marketing & Media.
Jean-Paul's interview on Toronto's CP24 about his upcoming Triple Toronto Waterfront Marathon and his efforts to continue the dialogue about the issue of sexual violence in our community.
A featured 20-minute interview with Jean-Paul on 1010 Talk Radio, in which he discusses his role as a male advocate for survivors of sexual violence. Topics included in the discussion are: the resiliency of survivors, diminishing the taboo around dialogues about sexual abuse, rape culture and the role of social media.
In this iRun Magazine interview with Jean-Paul, he discusses his preparation for his Triple Toronto Waterfront Marathon and what it takes to prepare for a 126.6 km run.
Paul Gain's in-depth article on Jean-Paul's Triple Toronto Waterfront Marathon to raise awareness for the #BeenRapedNeverReported and #ItsNeverOkay Twitter campaigns.
Jean-Paul's radio interview with Vancouver Island's People First Radio about running and its ability to help one recover from PTSD and the effects of prolonged exposure to trauma.
Jean-Paul's talk at the iconic MoMondays in Toronto. Jean-Paul delivers an inspirational talk entitled "The Wishing Bowl: A Little Girl, A Pebble, and One Man's Journey Back From Hell".
A live interview on "Cross Talk" at CBC Radio in St. John's, Newfoundland. During the interview, Jean-Paul discusses his role as an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, and how his message of 'building resiliency into your life' has made him a highly sought-after public speaker.
A feature profile of Jean-Paul in Canadian Running magazine. The article covers Jean-Paul's motivation for running and his advocacy work.
Jean-Paul's interview on BBC TV's "World Have Your Say"on the importance of men joining the discussion in the #BeenRapedNeverReported campaign.
Jean-Paul's interview with Canada.com about the #BeenRapedNeverReported campaign. In the interview, Jean-Paul offers insight on the role of men in raising awareness for victims of sexual assault and rape.
SportsNet interview for Jean-Paul's "Double Boston Marathon" to raise funds and awareness for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Huffington Post US Edition article on how running helped Jean-Paul cope with addiction, depression, and childhood trauma.
Interview with radio producer Brian Cauley entitled "You Should Know About Rape." A candid discussion with survivors of sexual assault and the long road to acceptance and recovery.
CBC TV coverage of the Voice Found "Words of Courage" event held in Ottawa. Jean-Paul was among three speakers to discuss nurturing hope, resiliency, and freedom after trauma.
Front page article in the Toronto Star profiling Jean-Paul and his advocacy and charity work.
Jean-Paul and his wife Mary-Anne sit down with Deb Maybury in a candid interview for her "Reveal, Connect, & Heal" series. The couple discuss their experience dealing with Jean-Paul's disclosure that he is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and the importance of healing the whole relationship.
Jean-Paul sat down for a lengthy interview with Andrew Ferebee of the "Knowledge For Men" podcast to discuss how he turned to endurance sports to help him come to terms with addiction, childhood trauma, and mental health issues.