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Jenn Heil

Olympic Champion

Jenn Heil

One of Canada's premier athletes and multiple Olympic medalist in freestyle mogul skiing, Jenn Heil is a woman whose approach to life consists of a dedication to hard work and a vibrant spirit. At the 2006 Turin Olympics Jenn won Canada's first medal of the games: gold. Four years later, she again delivered Canada’s first medal of the games: this time, silver. She is a four time World Champion and five time World Cup Champion.

Jenn's approach to life is illustrated through her charitable endeavours. She is the co-founder of B2ten, a group that is reshaping how Canadian Olympic athletes can attain their full potential and runs a girls only mogul ski camp.

Jenn traveled to Burkina Faso with Plan International Canada in March of 2008 and was inspired by the potential message of the Because I am a Girl initiative, specifically women and girls’ empowerment and leadership. Following this experience, Jenn joined Plan International Canada in the mission to empower youth (especially girls) to realize their basic human rights. On February 25, 2010, she launched the Jenn Heil Challenge to raise $1 million for Plan International Canada, calling on Canadians and corporate sponsors from her athletic career to join the movement.

In 2013, this goal was achieved and has helped transform the lives of thousands of girls in the developing work through the Because I am a Girl initiative.