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Cody Demerais Entrepreneur + Mental Health Advocate + Youth Mentor + Changemaker

“Once you believe you have the ability and capacity to do great things, that is when life becomes limitless..."

Recipient of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Young Entrepreneur of the Year ABEX Award, Cody Demerais has inspired countless individuals with his triumphant story of recovery and renewal. A memorable and authentic storyteller, Demerais shares the defining moments of his early life and his journey to becoming an entrepreneurial changemaker, and a proud and active member of his Métis community. With his incredible perspectives on self transformation, Demerais empowers audiences to rewrite their histories and begin anew.

Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, award-winning Métis entrepreneur Cody Demerais will be the first one to tell you his life was not always on the path that it has found now. Brought up by a single mother and a number of babysitters, Cody was met with many difficult circumstances, discovering his independence early on in his childhood as a result. He began working for the extras in life, helping to 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 his upbringing has ingrained in him.

Yet, with all this independence, Cody was still left feeling alienated from the rest of the world and sought to find belonging. During this difficult period of his life, Cody became vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse, and over the years would develop more serious substance abuse, mood, and mental health disorders. This extreme lifestyle led to an life altering car crash that involved both Cody and his best friend. The impact of PTSD, guilt, and anger from this traumatic event led Cody to try and take his own life.

In spite of his hardships, Cody is grateful for his experiences and where they have led him: meeting his beautiful fiancee, becoming a father, business owner, and an influential speaker who leads others away from their own dark paths. He proudly shares his journey of self transformation with a strong passion for mental health awareness, youth mentorship, and advocating against drunk driving. Today, Cody is the successful entrepreneur behind Limitless Gear Clothing, the Western Regional 2 Youth Representative for the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan, and a board director of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and the Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce, where he will continue to be a changemaker and advocate for local businesses in his community.

  • The Impact of Impaired Driving: Learn to Say No to Driving Under the Influence

    In this moving session, Cody walks you through a significant life altering night that was the direct result of an evening out fueled by alcohol and wrong decisions. To this day, Cody and his best friend still count their blessings for surviving the impact of coming to a complete stop after traveling down the road at 116 km/h. Cody will take audiences through the difficult trials of this near-tragic event, and how the experience has transformed the way he views the world. 

    In this presentation, audiences will:

    • Understand the severe physical and psychological consequences of impaired driving
    • Discover the uncertainty of life and how it can change in a matter of moments
    • Be inspired with the perseverance to keep going after a traumatic incident

    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 own 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 

     

  • Awards and Highlights:

    Best Locally-Owned Shop, Prince Albert's Best of The Best Awards (2021)

    New Venture of the Year Finalist, ABEX (2021)

    Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, ABEX (2021)

    Best Author/Writer, Prince Albert's Best of The Best Awards (2021)

    Inspirational Award, Métis Society, PA (2019)

  • Client List:

    John Howard Society

    Saskatchewan Health Authority

    Saskatchewan Rivers School Division

    Metis Nation of Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan Intercultural Association

    Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division

    Saskatoon Public Schools

    YWCA Prince Albert

    Valley Hill Treatment Center

    Saskatchewan Prevention Institute of Learning

    Homeward Bound Prince Albert

    Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

    Voices Of the Youth Conference

    Kin Enterprises Inc.

    Prince Albert Chambers of Commerce

Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, award-winning Métis entrepreneur Cody Demerais will be the first one to tell you his life was not always on the path that it has found now. Brought up by a single mother and a number of babysitters, Cody was met with many difficult circumstances, discovering his independence early on in his childhood as a result. He began working for the extras in life, helping to 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 his upbringing has ingrained in him.

Yet, with all this independence, Cody was still left feeling alienated from the rest of the world and sought to find belonging. During this difficult period of his life, Cody became vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse, and over the years would develop more serious substance abuse, mood, and mental health disorders. This extreme lifestyle led to an life altering car crash that involved both Cody and his best friend. The impact of PTSD, guilt, and anger from this traumatic event led Cody to try and take his own life.

In spite of his hardships, Cody is grateful for his experiences and where they have led him: meeting his beautiful fiancee, becoming a father, business owner, and an influential speaker who leads others away from their own dark paths. He proudly shares his journey of self transformation with a strong passion for mental health awareness, youth mentorship, and advocating against drunk driving. Today, Cody is the successful entrepreneur behind Limitless Gear Clothing, the Western Regional 2 Youth Representative for the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan, and a board director of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and the Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce, where he will continue to be a changemaker and advocate for local businesses in his community.

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Location: Canada

Language: English

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