Jean-Paul was named one of the “50 Most Influential Canadians” by Huffington Post. In 2015, Jean-Paul received the "Golden Shoe Award" for being named "Canadian Runner of the Year". Most recently, Jean-Paul was named one of “The Most Inspiring Canadians" by CTV News in honour of the “Canada 150” celebrations. Jean-Paul is also a “Featured Contributor” to the Huffington Post (both the American and Canadian edition), and the author behind the popular blog “Breathe Through This”, with over 5 million readers/subscribers. Known internationally for his humanitarian work as an advocate for survivors of sexual violence, and as a leading spokesperson for mental health awareness, Jean-Paul is a sought-after public speaker, and has a substantial media audience, widely interviewed both nationally and internationally. Jean-Paul passionately believes life is not about "what happens to us", but about "what we do with what happens to us." His, is a message of hope, strength, and resiliency.