Insurance and care provider icare has extended its partnership with Paralympics Australia for a further three years.
The extended tie-up will ensure NSW workplaces will continue to benefit from unique opportunities for support and mentoring from Australian Paralympic athletes through icare’s Paralympian Speakers Program.
Under the program, now on its fourth year, current and former Paralympians visit workplaces across a range of industry group across the state to deliver tailored presentations focusing on the importance of workplace health and safety, sharing personal stories of their own workplace or motor-vehicle accidents.
“Our Paralympians are incredible role models, and as mentors and educators, their powerful experiences and achievements offer hope to those who need it most while shining a light on the significant contribution that severely injured people can make in our communities,” said John Nagle, icare’s CEO and managing director.
Paralympics Australia CEO Lynne Anderson said the program empowered some of Australia’s Paralympians to share their journey from accident to recovery in a meaningful way.
“icare is a long standing and valued partner of Paralympics Australia, and we are thrilled to have their continued support through Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022,” said Anderson. “icare’s values and goals align neatly with those of our Paralympians, and we’re looking forward to making an even bigger impact in the workplace health and safety space together.”
“icare’s mission is to provide the best care and support to our injured workers and road users,” Nagle added. “To have the support of Paralympic athletes is immensely valuable in helping to prevent workplace accidents and making safety a priority at work and on the road.”