"Rock The Rink” Tour Chooses to Include

We are pleased to share that Special Olympics athletes have been invited to perform in the “Rock The Rink” show, along with an all-star cast of Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue, Elvis Stojko, Kaetlyn Osmond, Jeremy Abbott, and Carolina Kostner The invitation to join the tour speaks volumes to their commitment to the Special Olympics movement, but more importantly to their …

2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship

Congratulations and safe travels to the Newmarket Challengers and the Durham Falcons, as they gear up to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship! This competition is being held in Nashville, Tennessee starting Thursday, August 15 and continuing through Sunday, August 18. WHAT: Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. This is the first time this international tournament …

Congratulations to 2019 Provincial Award Winners

Special Olympics Ontario is pleased to announce and congratulate the 2019 Provincial Award recipients: President’s Award: Janet Anning – Mindemoya Athlete Lifetime Achievement Award: Steph Smith – Wasaga Beach Female Athlete of the Year: Sophie Anne Lacourse-Pudifin – Chelsea Male Athlete of the Year: Matthew Bedard – Manitowaning Female Coach of the Year: Donna Edwards – Ajax Male Coach of …

Global Day of Inclusion – July 20, 2019

On Saturday, July 20th, join us for the second annual Global Day of Inclusion in an effort to rally the world to #ChooseToInclude, shifting perceptions of and behaviours toward people with intellectual disabilities, so we focus on that they CAN do, instead of what they can’t. This year’s donut was designed by 26 year old Tori Ranson from Georgetown, ON. …

Special Olympics Ontario Re-accredited by Imagine Canada

Special Olympics Ontario is pleased to announce that it is one of 34 organizations that has been re-accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. About the Standards Program: The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that have demonstrated they have met the required standards in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer …

Special Olympics introduces Unified Camp Partnership Program opportunities

We are proud to announce a new pilot project for summer 2019! Special Olympics Ontario’s Unified Camp Partnership Program seeks to provide opportunities for meaningful participation and engagement in camp, sport, and leadership experiences, that will impact the lives of young people with and without disabilities and the staff and families that support them. This pilot program will create a …

Request for Proposal – 2020 National Winter Games

The 2020 National Winter Games will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario, from February 24 – March 1, 2020. Team Ontario will consist of 250 athletes and 86 coaches/mission staff.  The National Games is the country’s largest multi-sport event, and runs every two years.  Team Ontario is comprised of athletes, coaches, managers, mission staff and VIP’s from across the Province.  …

2019 Provincial Floor Hockey and Bowling Championships

2019 Provincial Floor Hockey Championships The 2019 Provincial Floor Hockey Championships will take place May 14 – 16, and will host 18 teams from across Ontario along with five invitational teams from across Canada.  Over 400 athletes and coaches will be participating in the three-day tournament.  The competition will be held at The International Centre in Mississauga (Hall 5).  Teams …