Welcome to the Northern Ontario District!

We provide quality sport training programs and competitions for athletes living with an intellectual disability in the district of Northern Ontario.

If you're an athlete, a coach, or a volunteer, or thinking of becoming one, check us out and learn about the exciting opportunities that we have to offer.


Check below for any important announcements, news, or stories about Special Olympics events, athletes and coaches in our district!
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Volunteer Opportunities

Across the province, thousands of people volunteer with Special Olympics Ontario, taking pride in knowing they're providing athletes with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with participating in sport.

Currently, there are over 12,000 volunteer coaches, club managers, fundraisers and administrators providing sport programs for over 26,000 athletes in Ontario. Whether you would like to volunteer individually or as a member of a school or other organization there are many opportunities to choose from. Whether you can volunteer for just a few hours on a single day as a scorekeeper, or several hours a week as a special events coordinator, there are volunteer opportunities flexible for you!

Below is a listing of specific volunteer opportunities in communities across Northern Ontario. However, all of our communities are always looking for passionate individuals to support our programming. If you would like to register as a Special Olympics volunteer, please click please click here!


Contact Us

If you're looking to connect with community programs near you, please see below for the appropriate contact information.

Jarrod Copland
Northern Ontario Program Consultant