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.


Special Olympics Day Across Ontario: March 25th

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary year for the Special Olympics movements, communities across the province held events with local Law Enforcement Torch Run and Knights of Columbus, to mark 50 days until the Invitational Youth Games. Kenora was no exception with a great turnout in that community!



All noteworthy announcements will posted here, or under currently happening.

Announcements will be archived into one of the three news sections below.


Communities across the province are always in need of new volunteers. Whether as coaches, organizers, fundraisers or event volunteers, the over 19,000 Special Olympics Athletes in Ontario depend on the passion and commitment of the over 9,000 volunteers that operate clubs and guide communities and committees. Below is a listing of volunteer opportunities in your district.

If you would like to register as a Special Olympics volunteer, please click here!


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

Jarrod Copland
Northern Ontario District Developer
416-447-8326 ext. 274