Gary received his BA in Social Work and his Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counselling from Gallaudet University, Washington D.C., the only accredited university for the deaf in the world.
He is currently Special Advisor to President, Public at the Canadian Hearing Society, where he also oversees consumer, government and corporate relations.
Prior to joining the Canadian Hearing Society, Gary became the first elected deaf politician in the world.
During his term as MPP for York East (1990-1995), he was Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and he was also Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and Training.
has worked tirelessly on issues such as anti-racism, access and ethno-cultural equity, and access to professions and trades initiatives.
invaluable contributions to legal community services led to the successful introduction and implementation of the Federal and Provincial Employment Equity Acts, the Anti-Racism Education Directorate, the Ontario Human Rights Commission's Duty to Accommodate Policy, the Mental Health Services Act and the Literacy and Life Skills Program.
has been awarded several honours and awards and has lectured throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.
is based in Toronto