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 …

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 …

Team Ontario Were “ON Their Game” at National Games!

The Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games were held in Antigonish, Nova Scotia from July 31st – August 4th.  Congratulations to all members of Team Ontario for their outstanding performance, bringing home a total of 372 medals!  What an accomplishment!  None of this would be possible without the commitment and dedication of the coaches, volunteers and mission staff.  Athletes trained …

2018 Provincial Awards – Call for Nominations

It’s time to nominate and select 2018 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial awards winners. We are once again looking for deserving athletes and volunteers in various categories, so please nominate any deserving candidates. To nominate athletes and volunteers please visit our Provincial Awards Website and submit your nomination on the online forms provided. Please note that the deadline date is Friday, May 18, 2018.   …

Special Olympics 2017 Team Canada to Be Celebrated in Ottawa

Special Olympics Team Canada, who competed at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria in March 2017, will be honoured by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Sport & Persons with Disabilities, Kent Hehr in the House of Commons on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Similar to the presentation made to Olympians and Paralympians after the Rio Olympic …

National Coaches Week, Sept. 23-30, 2017

  The Coaching Association of Canada and the provincial and territorial coaching partners present the third annual National Coaches Week, September 23 – 30, 2017. National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach. Did you know …

Congratulations to 2017 Provincial Award Winners

Special Olympics Ontario announces and congratulates the 2017 Provincial Award recipients: Athlete Lifetime Achievement Award Steve Caban Female Athlete of the Year Valerie Nyhout Male Athlete of the Year Jack Fan Female Coach of the Year Rachel Mathews Male Coach of the Year Taylor Ablitt Volunteer of the Year Jane Larkworthy President’s Award Duane Carson Team of the Year Timmins …