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:
Learn to speak persuasively
Interview with the media
Mentor and speak upfor other athletes
Analyze financial reports
Research and prepare for fundraising events
Discuss their opinions on policy and governance