Athlete Leadership Program

Through sport, Special Olympics Ontario empowers people with intellectual disabilities to achieve joy, acceptance and success.

Special Olympics Ontario provides Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs), which equip athletes with the tools to undertake positions of leadership within their community and the broader movement. This allows athletes to explore opportunities beyond sports training and competition. These leadership roles can include public speaking, as an athlete health advocate, being a team captain as well as preparing them for positions as Board and Committee Members.



Through involvement with Athlete Leadership Programs athletes can:


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    Learn to speak persuasively

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    Interview with the media

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    Mentor and speak upfor other athletes

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    Analyze financial reports

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    Research and prepare for fundraising events

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    Discuss their opinions on policy and governance

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These opportunities for athletes truly help them develop in new areas of their lives. Please contact your local District Developer for more information on how you can be involved.

For Athlete Leadership Program Resources, please click here.