Patrick Jarvis is a petroleum technologist, technical training consultant and Paralympian who has served in several key roles within Paralympic and Olympic sport for the past 30 years. His extensive involvement in the Paralympic Movement led to him being named as a member of the Order of Canada in 2010.
Jarvis's contributions include roles as President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Board Director of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Games and member of the IOC London 2012 Coordination Committee. He has been involved with 12 Paralympic and four Olympic Games and, in September 2017, concluded 12 years of service on the Governing Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
Jarvis completed his Petroleum Technologist Diploma at SAIT in 1981 and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary in 1989. He was also awarded an honorary degree from SAIT in 2014.
After 25 years working in the field of organizational development and capacity, Jarvis is currently Executive Director for Canada Snowboard, the national governing body for snowboarding. He is still active in sports, including basketball, golf, skiing and running, having completed the Boston Marathon in 2011 as a fundraiser for ParaSport development.