New Shipment of Dan’s Book Has Just Arrived! Keep the conversation going about mental health and addictions. Order Dan's book today! It's a thoughtful gift for anyone suffering with mental health...

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Day of Hope and Leadership Save the date: October 3, 2017 This year's Day of Hope and Leadership was another success. Sold out with over 250 guests in attendance who were inspired by the theme "What Is Your Next...

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Body Plus Nutritional Products Team at the Briars Dan was very happy to be tonight's keynote speaker for the Body Plus Nutrition Products team. His message that "Ones Add Up" was delivered to an engaging...

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Dan Carter Talks About Leadership on SiriusXM Radio   Check out Dan on  SiriusXM Radio - Dan Carter talking about leadership on the show "What She Said" with Kate Wheeler and Christine...

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Week 28 Pull Up - Pull Out - Pull Down "Average is over" - either we understand that we become a lifelong learner or we can no longer be competitive or exist. The...

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Week 27 The Web and Your Company According to StatCounter, Dublin - 20% of web browsing is now conducted on mobile devices; compare that to 2009 when mobile...

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Ontario Senior Officers Police Association (OSOPA) Conference, September 21/13

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 19-09-2013


Dan presented a 90 minute keynote/workshop to Senior Police Officers regarding Transitional Succession Support Plans.

Renew Your Leadership Skills – Public Workshop Coming Soon

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 18-02-2013


Join Dan in a full day interactive workshop. He will review realistic and manageable strategies that emphasize leadership and inspire excellence and motivation towards shared and individual success. Only $75 plus tax (includes lunch). Contact us at for more information.

OCEA Spring Conference 2013

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 05-02-2013


Dan will be the keynote speaker at the OCEA Spring Conference – April 21st, at Caesars Windsor Convention Resort.

Day of Hope and Leadership 2012

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 14-10-2012


On Tuesday, October 2 over 260 people attended the 5th Annual Day of Hope and Leadership.  Dan gave the opening keynote – 5 Principles of Authenticity.  The day was an overwhelming success and raised over $50,000 for the Hope Centre of Learning and Oshawa Community Health Centre.

Photos Courtesy of: Mike Peleshok

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medallion 2012

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 28-06-2012



Dan was honoured to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medallion in Bowmanville on June 27, 2012.  Presenting the medallion were MP Bev Oda and MPP John O’Toole.  Congratulations to all of the recipients!

NENA Ontario 2012 Conference and Trade Show September 16-19, 2012

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 27-06-2012


Dan will be giving his keynote presentation: Hope, Understanding and Victory on September 17th to the 9-1-1 and Public Safety Communications professionals.  This year, Durham Regional Police Services are hosting the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Ontario Chapter conference.

Dan is speaking at The Ripple Effect – Youth Forum Hosted By Durham Regional Police Services – Tuesday, July 24

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 27-06-2012



Dan will be giving a keynote presentation and 3 workshops to the youth attending The Ripple Effect Youth Forum “Do the Wave”.


Join Dan on Tuesday, May 22 As He Discusses: Achieving Your Full Potential

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 04-05-2012


FREE PROFESSIONAL EVENT – Achieving your Full Potential

When it comes to achieving your full potential, there is no way to overstate the importance of your ability to communicate.

Lunchtime Seminar

Oshawa Armories
Officer’s Mess 2nd floor
53 Simcoe St N Oshawa

Time: 12 noon to 1 pm

Date: Tuesday May 22nd

Seminar Hosted by:   Oshawa Lunchtime Talkers Toastmasters

Please RSVP
PHONE:  905-433-6642

Dan is Opening Keynote Speaker at the Hope, Health & Humour Symposium – May 5, 2012

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 09-04-2012


 Dan will be the Opening Keynote Speaker at this year’s Hope, Health & Humour Symposium.  The event is being held at the UOIT IT/Business Building at the 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa Campus.  Starting at 8:30am, Dan will open the symposium and a series of workshops and lectures will be held throughout the day.

For Registration Information Contact: Mary Lynn Anderson
905.436.8760 ext. 304 or by email at:

East of the City Magazine – Trailblazers: Dan Carter

Posted by Dan Carter | Posted in News | Posted on 08-03-2012


Trailblazers: Dan Carter

Deborah A Rankine
East of the City Magazine Feb/12

Seasoned broadcaster and motivational speaker, Dan Carter, has played a significant role in Durham Region as a community leader, championing the cause for better education and opportunities for all.

Emerging from a background of immense personal challenge and tragedy, Carter’s walked the walk. Today, this inspirational role model tirelessly delivers his message to all Canadians… always strive to achieve your full potential. And then to pay-it-forward.

Carter’s steadfast commitment to making a difference has led to the establishment of a number of community initiatives, including the founding of The Hope Centre of Learning and the Day of Hope and Leadership signature event for community leaders.  Dan is especially proud of the Isobel Carter Youth Fund which provides educational bursaries for youth in Durham Region.

Most recently, Carter opened the Carter Centre for Media and Cultural Studies in a refurbished Simcoe Street building in downtown Oshawa, Ontario. 

Add to Carter’s list of accomplishments his inspirational book, It’s the Right Time Now, which chronicles his life’s story and his rise to success. Read it and you’ll understand why he’s one of our Region’s trailblazers.

Who has had the greatest impact on your life?

Dan Carter: My wife, Paula Carter, has always believed in my vision and gives me the confidence to move outside of my comfort zone.

My sister, Maureen, saved my life and always believed that I would do something great in my life. 

My mother, Isobel Carter, planted the seeds of hope and perseverance in me, and 

Martin Luther King, for the life he led.

 10 Things You Can’t Google about Dan Carter

1. I’m a neat freak.

2. I love to vacuum.

3. I will only drink milk from a new carton that I open myself.

4. I like Lady Gaga.

5. I didn’t learn to read until I was 30-years-old.

6  I can relate everything in life back to a Seinfeld episode.

7. I only read non-fiction books.

8. I sort my books by size and colour.

9. I take longer to get ready in the morning than most women do

10. Within about three dollars, I can tell you where every penny I spend has gone over the course of a year.