Building a Bridge for Alma

This holiday season, Special Olympics athletes across the province are looking ahead to a brighter 2023, returning to in-person sports and programs. With your support, you will be helping to empower athlete dreams and get them back to the playing field. Your donations change lives for athletes like Alma, who was born with Williams Syndrome—a developmental disorder that affects many …

Board of Directors Announcement

Special Olympics Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bryden as Board Chair, along with the incoming Board of Directors for 2022-2023.  The Board is comprised of broadly diverse leaders from the non-profit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission, and strives to be a model of high governance performance with community reach and impact.  …

2022 Impact Report

Special Olympics Ontario has released the organizational Impact Report in an exciting and interactive way thanks to Provincial Partner Universus Media Group. The theme of this year’s interactive Impact Report is Back to the Future. “I am excited about the launch of our second interactive Impact Report,” expressed Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario. “Our continued thanks and appreciation to …

Special Olympics Ontario athletes compete at Canada Summer Games

The Canada Summer Games took place in Niagara, Ontario from August 6th – 21st. 11 Special Olympics athletes from Ontario competed at the games. Taylor Bennett, Shannon Swinson, Blair Bastien, Owen Konkle, Matthew Heldsinger, and Hudson Booth were on the Athletics Ontario team and competed in the 100m and 200m running events. Katie Xu, Emily Skulj, Rose Hewitt, Gael Shindano, …

Special Olympics Ontario athletes compete in World Championships

15 Special Olympics Ontario athletes recently travelled to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia to compete at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint World Championships on Thursday, August 4th, 2022. Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC), Canoe ‘22 and the International Canoe Federation were incredible supporters and advocates for including Special Olympics in the World Championships for the first time as an exhibition event. Canada …