Celebrating World Health Day

Friday, April 7th is World Health Day! World Health Day was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effort to bring attention to a specific health topic each year. This year’s theme is #HealthForAll , celebrating WHO’s 75th anniversary. At Special Olympics Ontario, we are working to promote Intellectual Disability inclusive health through education, prevention, and healthcare training. …

Rising Star Coach of the Year

Rising Star Coach of the Year This award is to acknowledge an outstanding volunteer that is new to the organization. Award Criteria: The nominee must be a registered volunteer and 25 years or under The nominee has been involved with Special Olympics for less than 5 years The nominee must embrace their new role within Special Olympics and show great …

Fiduciary Responsibility

FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY   All Treasurers and Signing Officers have a Fiduciary responsibility to SOO. They must act responsibly for the funds that have been raised.   All monies raised using the Special Olympics Ontario name belong to the organization and are in trust to the Treasurer and Signing Officers. These volunteers are responsible for ensuring that the funds are used …

Financial Tracking & Reporting

Please Note: This document is currently being reviewed by Special Olympics Ontario   FINANCIAL TRACKING & REPORTING   BOOKKEEPING   There is no pre-set accounting software required to prepare a simple set of books for your club/community account. A simple Spreadsheet or Journal is sufficient. Excel or Lotus can be used with the following headings:   For Receipts: DATE, RECEIVED …

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY new

If an individual is two years of age or older and is identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability, then that person is eligible to participate as an athlete in Special Olympics.   If the person is identified as having closely related developmental disabilities with functional limitations in both general and learning adaptive skills, then that …