Entrepreneur | Speaker | Change Maker
Keynote: Wednesday, April 26
A Personal Journey: From Battling Addiction to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur
Join Cody in this presentation as he takes you on an inspiring journey of hardship that catalyzed his new perspectives on self, motivation, and resilience. With incredible hindsight and wisdom, Cody tells his story of dealing with an ongoing battle with addiction, mental health, and run-ins with the law. Using his experiences, Cody enlightens us with ways we can transform ourselves despite our circumstances, how we can heal from traumatic experiences, and how to positively affect those around us to do the same. These are the defining moments that would inspire him to completely transform his life to become an authentic storyteller, an entrepreneurial change maker, and a proud and active member of his Métis community.
Cody will empower audiences with:
An inspiring story of hardships that were transformed to positively impact personal and community life
- Powerful lessons and perspectives for educators, mentors, and youth workers for elevating the next generation
- An understanding of self-worth and the many possibilities of a limitless life
Author Cody Demerais is a 28-year-old Award-winning Métis Entrepreneur Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He will be the first one to tell you he has not always been on the path he lives currently…
As Cody was growing up, he was raised by his single mother and a mixture of different babysitters. When he reached age 11, he had a dilemma that arrived that turned him onto the start of his own independent self where he started working for the extras in life, including helping pay for his own sports and the clothes that he would wear on his back. One thing Cody has always been grateful for is the Work Ethic it ingrained in him!
But all his independence at a young age left Cody with a sense of not feeling as if he belonged for many years in his life he lived, which left him trying to find ways to “FIT IN” with this mentality and, of course, his own financial independence left Cody very vulnerable with drugs and alcohol being experimented often… As the years progressed, growing up with his addictive personality led to more intense substance abuse issues and many anger issues with Depression at an alarming rate.
This lifestyle led to a night that was very life-altering, a Car Crash with him and his best friend. That shortly after the impact of the crash led him to try to take his own life as he dealt with PTSD, guilt and anger towards himself for the results of the crash…
To where Cody is now a Successful leader, with his Inspirational/Motivational Speaking on his past, so others don’t have to learn the hard way as he did.
He was the recipient of “Young Entrepreneur Of The Year” for the 2021 ABEX awards through the Saskatchewan Chambers. He now sits on the Prince Albert Chambers Board of Directors and a Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Chambers. And the Youth Representative for Western Regional 2 Métis Nation Saskatchewan.
An entrepreneur, Change Maker, and Community Advocate. Cody Demerais aims to make a difference in this world!
The story of Cody has come a full 180 in life, one he is proud that he was able to get back up from and dust himself off not only to better his own life, but as well make sure to add value for the ones he reaches through his speeches, workshops, or his brand…
“Once you believe you have the ability and capacity to do great things, that’s when life becomes limitless” – Cody Demerais.