Remarkable Career

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Striving For A Cure

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Philanthropic Leader

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“I think evidence shows that the Doctors who told me not to be hopeful were wrong. There is a reason to hope, and more importantly, there is a reason to work for faster progress toward a cure.” – Barry Munro

  • Inspirational Speaker
  • Survivor
  • Research Advocate
  • Fundraiser
  • Legal and Health Connections

Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Barry Munro graduated from St. Robert Catholic High School and obtained his Honours Bachelor of History and Political Science from the University of Guelph in 1987.

Subsequently, he attended the Osgoode Hall Law School where he received his Bachelor of Laws and was later called to the bar of Ontario in 1996.

Following a diving accident in 1987, Barry Munro sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting in quadriplegia. Also known as tetraplegia, this spinal cord injury induces partial or complete limb impairment and torso functioning.

Throughout his years of practice, he specialized in personal injuries and was actively volunteering for non-profit organizations related to his quadriplegic condition.

In recent years, the research in the neurotrauma field has improved so much, that nearly 20 years later, Barry Munro is taking a step back from his practice and is now more motivated than ever in helping find a cure to paralysis.

He is now the Chief Development Officer of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization, an organization devoted to financing the specialized research in the field of recovery from spinal cord injury triggered paralysis.

He is also a Co-Chair of the Shoot for a Cure fundraising campaign and an invaluable asset to numerous non-profit organizations, most notably the Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation.

My goal is to not only improve the quality of life for Canadians living with spinal cord injuries, but to foster a drive to find a cure for paralysis.

“My injury happened when I was 24 years old. I have been in a wheel chair longer than half my life. With all the dramatic improvements in health care and science, we should not give up hope for a cure. Today, HIV is no longer a death sentence, why has the spinal cord injury not seen dramatic progress? Have we become complacent with improvements in assistant devices and accessible environments? Have we taken our eye off the main objective? I think we have. Help me find a cure in your lifetime by working together.”

What can we do?

  • Support Research Funding
  • Participate in Studies
  • Be Active in the Spinal Cord Community
  • Mentor Others to Become Involved

Most of all don’t give up on a cure.

2015 J&J International Hockey Tournament

Barry Munro attending the 2015 Johnson & Johnson International Hockey Tournament raising awareness for spinal injuries, research and cures.


Barry Munro's Portfolio

Barry Munro has built and developed an incredible portfolio with over 20 years of philanthropic leadership and experience. He is constantly involved in numerous non-profit organizations dedicated to spinal cord injury related conditions. Barry Munro has no intention of slowing down when it comes to actively searching for a cure to paralysis.
Years as a member of several non-profit boards
Years of practiced law
Awards received
Goal - to cure paralysis

Barry Munro: Knowledge is Power

After and Beyond Spinal Cord Injury - this three part video series is focused on Building Community Partnerships. Presentation by Barry Munro.
Barry Munro Provides Advice

“If you had a personal injury - I can help.” - Lawyer Barry Munro

If you have a spinal cord injury, Barry knows what to do. If you have an injury, Barry can help in every aspect. Barry specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice, long-term disability and life insurance litigation.

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