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Chris Robertson has become Canada's most popular school speaker speaking to over 40,000 students annually. Schools love seeing Canadian history happen before their eyes when this Canadian Hero and Bestselling Author appears live and in person. Students see an inspirational multimedia presentation of the FIRST and still only journey in history from the bottom of mainland Canada 6,520 kilometres to the top! Chris Robertson challenges students to not only make Canada better but to take action and make their own school better. Presentation themes covered in this positive citizenship program include anti-bullying, implementing positive character practices at your school, respect for fellow students, respect for teachers, respect for the school environment and creating a school signature of community service. Students, Teachers, Staff and Parents will find this presentation a life changing event. You'll discover why Chris' peers in the professional speaking industry voted him "Best Keynote Speaker Of The Year"! Unlock the secret ingredient of Canadian Pride at your school by bringing the award-winning To The Top Canada Presentation to your students. Because of Chris Robertson's committment to education he charges just a small honourium fee for his appearance at schools as opposed to the full professional speaking fees that for-profit organizations pay. Chris also donates 5 autographed copies of his bestselling book TO THE TOP CANADA to every school he appears at ($130.98 retail value). Contact Chris Robertson at to talk to him about coming to your school. Here are just some comments from schools who have enjoyed Chris Robertson's presentation:

"Thank you for bringing your "To The Top Canada" tour to our school. The sincere enthusiasm that infused your presentation truly energized us all-students, teachers, parents. Your open, down-to-earth manner enabled you to develop an instantaneous rapport with your audience and quickly gain their respect. In an era when self indulgence and instant gratification appear to predominate our value system, it was most refreshing to be exposed to your message:
  • commitment to a purpose greater than oneself;
  • the role of sacrifice in achieving one's goals,
  • perseverance in overcoming obstacles,
  • responsible citizenship,
  • a passion for the Canadian way of life, and perhaps most important of all,
  • that we, individually, can make a difference-if we care enough to.
Chris, you are an inspiration to us all and perhaps, the wake-up call we are all desperately in need of. Keep up the good work."
Brian Fisher
Helen Detwiler Junior School

"It is a distinct pleasure to introduce Chris Robertson to you. He has twice taken part in our Canada Day celebrations at Ray Underhill Public School. Indeed Chris Robertson is one Canadian, one outstanding Canadian, whose contributions to national unity we celebrate! You will find he leads by example. Chris Robertson's vision of Canada, his commitment to his work, and the energy he brings to the cause of building Canadian unity are unparalleled in our history. And so, I applaud his work and recommend him to you highly and unqualifiedly. Chris Robertson is a man that makes a difference, indeed many positive differences for children and adults alike in how they perceive and how they commit to continuing to build their country, Canada."
Brian McDonald
Ray Underhill Public School

"It is my pleasure to recommend Chris Robertson as a motivational speaker for elementary school students. He presented his amazing story to our students and was certainly successful in inspiring them to be proud of Canada."
Trish Adams
Sherwood Heights Elementary School

"We had Chris Robertson at our school speaking to all the Canadian Studies students in grade nine & we never had to tell the kids to keep quiet, not even once. He left our students cheering & many stayed after class to shake his hand and offer their personal thanks for what he has done & will continue to do - make Canada a place that nobody would ever want to leave as there is no better place to go!"

Robert Lord
Bramalea Secondary School

“Chris I wanted to thank you for the fabulous presentation you did.  The teachers were most impressed with your presentation and the myriad of ideas that you covered.  The children loved your presentation also and it generated a great deal of discussion back in the classrooms.  Your presentation made me feel such pride in being a Canadian - thank you for that gift.  I will certainly promote your work throughout my school board.”

Blanche Tait
Blessed John XXIII Catholic School

"Thank you for your incredible presentation at our Professional Development Day. Your keynote on the "To The Top Canada" expedition was truly inspirational. Most important was your skillful facilitation that taught us how to bypass limitations and take our programs to the next level. Your program should be mandatory for everyone interested in maximizing their potential. Thank you for giving us a day we will never forget!"

Garry Stuart
Woodview Children's Centre

"There were no disbelievers among us, when Chris stated that there are no barriers that can't be broken. With respect and consideration, he encouraged the audience to rise to a higher level of thinking. Chris Robertson's story is one to be heard."

Cheryl Van Ooteghem
Aberfoyle Public School

“Thanks for an excellent presentation.  All the students were engaged and so were the teachers. It celebrated our Canadian identity during Diversity Week and it was the best Citizenship Rally we’re ever had!”

Roger Dubeau

Frank W. Begley Elementary School

“We had you present 4 years ago.  Would love to have you back.”

 Germaine Morrell

Principal  Mary Shadd Public School

“As students left the gym after hearing the TO THE TOP CANADA presentation they immediately came up to me asking: Can we book Chris Robertson again!”

 Susan Bruyns

Principal   W. Sherwood Fox Public School

"Chris Robertson in the first week of school delivered to our students the most important lesson of the school year!"

 Bill Fisher

Fort Frances High School


Here are some comments from well known Canadians about the book To The Top Canada and the To The Top Canada story:

"From encounters with bears to Big City Life including the stark challenges of solo biking through the Arctic, a priceless "Canadian" narrative. Chris has a huge passion for Canada, courage in spades and an unrivaled adventure spirit! Tie him down!"

Roy Green

Award-Winning National Talk-Radio Host of The Roy Green Show

Corus Radio Network

"We can all learn from an already Proud Canadian who was willing to go out and learn more about the very fabric of our great country! Well done Chris!!!"

Brian Williams

The Dean of Canadian Sports Commentators

TSN/CTV Television

"To The Top Canada teaches us that one person can not only make a difference but also inspire others to act on their dreams. It's like reading someone's diary, someone who turns out to be just an ordinary Canadian who did something extraordinary! It happens to all of us all the time: we are moved by an event or situation, but Chris Robertson belongs to that rare breed who do something about it."

Connie Smith

News Anchor

CH Global Television

"When I read To The Top Canada, I was mesmerized by this great adventure story, and truly moved by Chris' total commitment to citizenship and service to his country. His personal challenge, to go out and do something for Canada, inspired me and helped shape the vision for completing Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul. To The Top Canada is the wake up call to make Canada great in the 21st Century, and Chris Robertson is a real Canadian Legend!"

Janet Matthews

Canadian Co-Author of National Bestselling Book

Chicken Soup For The Canadian Soul

“This is a true story of sacrifice and courage for our country’s well being. Chris is deeply committed to peace and harmony in Canada, one of our finest citizens, we need more like him.”

Lorna Dueck

On Air Host of Listen Up TV

CTS Television

“I share in Chris’ vision for Canada that the best future for Canada is yet to come and that through the efforts of every Canadian, we can create a better Canada for our children.”

Sheila Copps

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

“On behalf of Canada, I wish to commend Chris Robertson for his dedication to our great country. His journey from the bottom of mainland Canada to the top, as recorded in his powerful book, To The Top Canada, is evidence of the power of one individual to inspire a country. To The Top Canada is a must-read for every Canadian that wants to witness true courage and perseverance. The gruelling journey across such a vast and beautiful country is both commendable and moving. I truly believe that this story captures the true heart and soul of our country and its people. Thank you, Chris, for your passion for Canada!”

Peter G. MacKay

Former Minister of Defence


“Chris you are an inspiration to all of us.”

Robert Bateman

Wildlife Artist

Environmentalist & Naturalist

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