Special Olympics is more than an event –
Special Olympics Ontario delivers world-class
sport programs to people with intellectual
disabilities daily in communities across Ontario.
Over the past 49 years, Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to becoming the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.
Special Olympics inspires people to be active, whether it is an athlete through personal participation or by volunteering or sponsoring a program. We are designed to be an engagement gateway and our mandate can only be fulfilled through an insatiable desire to increase our athlete population.
With sports as a priority, Special Olympics has grown to be a movement that is not just about the largest disability population in the world, but about all of us. Sports are a universal language that unites people on and off the field of play, cutting across lines of race, ethnicity, education level, social status, and economic background.
We desire to be the best and our coaches and volunteers are amongst the most dedicated and inspirational people you will ever come across. We are very fortunate that our supporters and sponsors believe in our mission and while the financial turbulence has affected everyone, donors continue to be steadfast and committed.
Special Olympics is more than sports. We are a leader in programs that improve the health and fitness of athletes, resulting in enhanced well-being, sports performance and quality of life. If you are a coach, volunteer, donor or a sponsor, take pride in what we have accomplished – without you, nothing would be possible!