President’s Award

Awarded annually to a registered Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) volunteer who, over an extended period of time, has directly contributed to the development and enhancement of Special Olympics Ontario programs in a meaningful way and exemplifies the spirit, philosophy and goals of SOO.    Award Criteria: The nominee has made a significant lifetime contribution to the Movement. Service clubs or …

Educator of the Year

  Awarded to a registered SOO Educator who has demonstrated an overall contribution to SOO, displayed coaching effectiveness and personal development, and has been an excellent role model in leadership for student-athletes.  Award Criteria Exceeds expectations of the role of an educator Does far more than simply registering and bringing a team to events Works diligently to provide developmental, meaningful, …

School Team of the Year

Award Criteria Successful in their sport (likely to have qualified) Excellent teamwork Sportsmanship Dedication Great team spirit Respect for the game, officials, etc. Strong work ethic Inclusive Please complete this form by June 17, 2022. Please note that any submissions received after this date will not be considered.Please use a separate form for each nominee. There is no limit to the …

School Athlete of the Year

Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria: Excellent sportsmanship Strong leadership qualities Participates in multiple sports Skilled Positive attitude throughout the day Team player Committed Role model to other players both inside and outside of sport Please complete this form by June 17, 2022. Please note that any submissions received after …

Team of the Year

Award Criteria The nominated team must: Be a registered team in a Special Olympics program Be involved in a Special Olympics sport program(s) throughout the year Be successful in their sport, doing their personal best to achieve their athletic goal Exemplify the true spirit of Special Olympics Display sportsmanship and be considerate of fellow teams, athletes, coaches, and officials. Please be …

Athlete Lifetime Achievement Award

Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria: Participation The nominee must be/have been a registered athlete in a Special Olympics sport club for a minimum of 10 years. Athletic and Personal Development The nominee must have demonstrated success in his/her sport(s), doing their personal best to achieve their athletic goals. The …

Coach Of The Year

Award Criteria Nominations will be judged on the strength of their submission by the following criteria:   Participation The nominee must be a registered coach in a Special Olympics sport club The nominee must be involved in at least one Special Olympics sport program Contribution to Sport in Special Olympics How has the coach contributed to the overall organization, promotion, and …