Important Information – COVID-19

Please be advised that the provincial office is closed as of March 16th, 2020 until further notice.

For more information and updates, please visit the Special Olympics Ontario website at: https://www1.specialolympicsontario.com/covid-19-updates/. Please direct all questions by email at covid19@specialolympicsontario.com or by phone at 1-888-333-5515 ext. 311.


June 17, 2020

Important Update - COVID-19

Attention: Special Olympics Ontario Communities, Clubs, Volunteers, Athletes, Partners, Associates and Families

In consultation with local and provincial health authorities and Special Olympics programs across Canada, Special Olympics Ontario is directing that all local sport programs, competitions, fundraisers and any related activities remain suspended until July 31, 2020.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the status of this pandemic on a month to month basis and advise you on or before July 31st. While the province begins to open up services regionally, the obligation for safety, security, protocols and liability lies with the business or organization. Sport in general and Special Olympics specifically, has a duty of care beyond the normal scope of most organizations.

Special Olympics Ontario is working with Special Olympics Canada and all Chapters on finding the best way to navigate this challenging situation. For certain, guidelines and procedures need symmetry across the country, always respecting the population we serve and those who volunteer to do so.

Protecting the health and safety of everyone involved is the primary objective, while getting programs operational in some form. Stay informed by going to our website www.specialolympicsontario.com for the latest updates.

Should you have any questions or would like to speak with a staff person about the pandemic please email covid19@specialolympicsontario.com or call 1-888-333-5515 ext. 311 and leave a message and we will follow up.

Stay safe everyone!

Thanks for your understanding,

Glenn MacDonell
President & CEO


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Special Olympics Ontario continues to proactively monitor the situation with COVID-19. The health and safety of program and event participants are our top priority, and we encourage everyone to follow public health best practices and current information. Please see below for additional information regarding what we currently know about COVID-19 and updates from Special Olympics Ontario.

Info for Athletes & Caregivers
What Can I Do?

Resources

Special Olympics Ontario recommends using Ontario and Canadian health authorities for information on COVID-19, including: 

For those looking to stay active in the absence of events and programming, please check out theat-home training and health resources on the Special Olympics Ontario website.