2023 World Summer Games Athlete Identification

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the 2022 National Summer Games, Special Olympics Canada (SOC) has had to modify its identification process for the 2023 World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. Rather than hosting centralized National Games, SOC has divided its assigned quota to each of the chapters and has given each chapter full authority to select …

Simcoe Seals swimmer Aimee Buckborough takes the plunge!

Aimee Buckborough, a seasoned Special Olympics Ontario athlete, is well aware of the time, commitment and effort required to excel in sport. As a gold medal swimmer at Nationals, avid golfer and softball player, Aimee has always been willing to push herself outside of her comfort zone to pursue her best.  In keeping with this mindset, Aimee decided to try …

50/50 Raffle Winning Ticket Announced!

The inaugural online 50/50 draw presented by the Ontario Hockey League winning number is A-2050971. Congratulations on your $5,000 prize! Thank you to all who purchased tickets & for your support of Special Olympics Ontario!

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. …

Global Day of Inclusion – July 21

On Saturday July 21, join us for Global Day of Inclusion to celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary and help create a world where all people are recognized and included. Together, we can break down barriers and empower Canada’s more than 800,000 individuals with an intellectual disability to reach their full potential. On July 21, visit your local Tim Hortons, buy …

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”                                                                                             …

November is Special Olympics Game Month in OHL

#BeAFanSOO The Ontario Hockey League, Law Enforcement Torch Run, and Special Olympics Ontario are teaming up for the 10th year to raise awareness around the Special Olympics movement during the month of November, which has been designated as Special Olympics Game Month.  Click here to read media release – Monday, November 6, 2017