About JR
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JR LaRose is a 2011 Grey Cup champion. A proud member of One Arrow First Nation, he is an ambassador for Aboriginal peoples. He is an accomplished speaker speaking and facilitating over 400 presentations throughout Canada and the United States since 2008. A proud family man JR’s path to success has been a long and hard fought journey. Growing up in low incoming housing in Edmonton’s inner city didn’t exactly set JR up for success but it did give him the drive to succeed. JR grew up without a father. His father, of Nigerian heritage, was deported back to his native country before JR was born. JR never met his Dad.

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Speaking Forums
  • presentation at Morley Community School
  • healing-after-sexual-abuse
  • Alozie: My Great Journey to Redemption
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Raising Up Warriors
  • Speaking Engagements

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avatarThanks JR for providing a powerful message and role modelling for the young warriors at our last Warrior camp.

Preston Guno
Northern 1st Nations child and family service council
avatar“I had the opportunity to work with JR for five years in delivering positive and impactful presentations to youth across the province of BC. JR exemplified diversity in his ability to carry any of our numerous initiatives and always represented our brand well in the community.”

Sean McGarva
BC Lions, Sr. Coordinator, Community Relations
avatarJune 15, 2015
Re- Reference for Mr. JR LaRose

I am proud to provide Mr. JR LaRose with an outstanding reference as he continues his passion to help youth. This man is a warrior on a mission to let others know the benefits of hard work and leading a positive lifestyle.

As a former host of an AFN Youth Conference, I have witnessed Mr. LaRose deliver a very powerful personal message on the issues of Violence against Women. As the current Superintendent of education, he has addressed Bullying. Telling his story of surviving through his own pains and trials. He tackles these emotional issues head on, giving it the “business” as he cleverly puts it. Mr. JR LaRose delivers a powerful message in a Dynamic Presentation that makes kids and adults want to meet him and want the strength he holds. This is what kids and anyone that faces hopelessness need to hear, they need someone who has faced the same issues they have and learn they can be warriors too.

His ability to relate with others will make you proud to have him at a national youth conference or in any small school gathering because he always brings his best game and treats his audience with the respect and attention they deserve. He delivers a critical message of hope with no excuses for what life has to give. JR LaRose delivers a hardcore positive message backed up by battle scars, both physical and emotional. This is a messenger kids need to hear.

Simon Bird. B.Ed, M.Ed
Superintendent of Education
Stoney Education Authority

Simon Bird
Superintendent Of Education, Stoney Education Authority