Welcome to Eastern Ontario District!

Our communities provide quality sport training programs and competitions for athletes living with an intellectual disability, in the district of Eastern Ontario.

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


2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Awards

It’s time to nominate and select 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial awards winners. We are once again looking for deserving athletes and volunteers in various categories, so please nominate any deserving candidates.

To nominate athletes and volunteers please visit our Provincial Awards Site and submit your nomination on the online forms provided. Please note that the deadline date is Friday, May 24, 2019.

Please share this information with your community. We wish to compile a list of candidates from all over the province. This is a great way to recognize people in your community who make a significant difference. All Provincial Award Winners will be recognized at SOO’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, and subsequently nominated for recognition at the national level through Special Olympics Canada.

For further information / questions, please contact the SOO Awards Team at SOOAwards@specialolympicsontario.ca.


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

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


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 23,000 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!


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

Sheryl Huestis
Manager, Program Services
(888) 333-5515 ext 270

District Administration Team

Pat Durston
DAT Secretary

Victoria Murdoch
DAT Lead

Shelva Smith
DAT Financial Lead