Dark Matter Star Official Ambassador For Handicap International Canada!


Anthony Lemke – Dark Matter’s charismatic jerk, Three – has been named an Official Ambassador for Handicap International Canada.

HI is an international organization that works with ‘ersons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster.’

Lemke will help to raise Canadians’ aware of HI activities around the world – visiting areas devastated by use of explosive weapons and lobbying for the reduction of impact of armed conflict on innocent civilians.

Handicap International Canada announces Anthony Lemke as Ambassador!

November 30, 2015 (Toronto/Montreal)Handicap International Canada (HI) today announced that actor Anthony Lemke has been appointed as the organization’s official ambassador in Canada. HI is an independent international aid organization that works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster. The appointment of Lemke coincides with December 3rd which is globally recognized as International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

In this new role, Lemke will take on the responsibility of helping to raise Canadians’ awareness of HI’s efforts and goals around the world; he will visit regions affected by the devastating use of explosive weapons where HI intervenes, and he will assist in lobbying for reducing the impact of armed conflicts on innocent civilians.

“As with many first generation Canadians, I recall the horrifying stories of those in my family who were forced to flee their war-torn homelands. But they were the lucky ones who made it to safety. Many didn’t. Upon discovering the incredible work that Handicap International was doing, I knew I had to get involved,” commented Lemke. “The impact that HI’s humanitarian response is having on individuals who have been injured, maimed, or displaced in devastated regions such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen or Republic of South Sudan is humbling. I’m completely honoured and committed to doing what I can to help raise awareness of this extremely important cause.”
Chantal Goffoz, Development Manager at Handicap International Canada, commented: “People with disabilities are too often excluded from humanitarian action, due to a variety of barriers.  Their specific needs are not taken into account, preventing them from receiving even their most basic needs. Anthony immediately understood the gravity of the situation. His meaningful involvement will help bring a voice to the victims. We are thrilled to have him on board.”About Handicap International
Handicap International is an international aid organization. It has been working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster for 33 years. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions, and promoting respect for their dignity and basic rights. Since it was founded in 1982, Handicap International has set up development programs in almost 60 countries and intervenes in numerous emergency situations. The network of eight national associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) works constantly to mobilize resources, jointly manage projects and to increase the impact of the organization’s principles and actions. Handicap International is one of six founding organizations of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Handicap International is also the winner of the 2011 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Handicap International takes action and campaigns in places where “standing tall” is no easy task.

About Anthonly Lemke
A fixture on Canadian screens, Lemke has a deep and diverse collection of credits to his name that span over 15 years as a leading actor in the Canadian film and television industry. Most recently, he has a lead role in the SyFy Channel’s hit series Dark Matter which airs on Space TV in Canada and was renewed for a second season.  The show screens with SyFy in 83 territories around the world including France, Italy, England and Germany and each week during it’s first season it continued to rank in the top rated spots. Other projects in his prolific career include the hard-driving Detective Sergeant Brian Becker in CTV’s The Listener; a two-season arc on Bravo’s award-winning cop drama 19-2; as well as numerous multiple episode arcs and guest star appearances on shows like the sexy, supernatural series Lost Girl, the absurd college-comedy Blue Mountain State, and the hit-cop drama Flashpoint. His French language productions include regular and recurring roles in Les hauts et les bas de Sophie PaquinMiradorMémoires Vives and 30 Vies. Anthony is also a graduate of the McGill Faculty of Law, holding degrees in both common and civil law.