7000-313 Athlete Assistant

  7000-313 Provincial Games: Athlete Assistant   Review Date: February 2019        Effective Date: February 23, 2018   Preamble It is understood that some athletes normally travel with or require the service of an Athlete Assistant to assist them in the completion of essential daily life activities.     Policy Statement Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) believes in the inclusion of all eligible …

PanCanadian Policy Preamble

In an effort to ensure minimum standards across the country for Special Olympics programs Special Olympics Canada is working on a suite of policies that all Chapters will be adopting. These PanCan policies represent the minimum standards that are expected organizationally. The approved PanCan policies have been included on the Resource Library as a point of reference for our members. …

7000-300 Provincial Games Structure

7000-300 Provincial Games: Provincial Games Structure   Review Date: February 2019                           Effective Date: February 23, 2018   Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Games Structure shall consist of Spring, Summer and Winter Games taking place on a four year cycle.                                                      Spring Games:   These games shall take place every four years (2020, 2024…) in May or June with the following …

7000-314: Reserve Performance Quotas for Provincial Games (Team Sport)

7000-314: Reserve Performance Quotas for Provincial Games (Team Sport)   Review Date:        February 2020             Effective Date: February 2019   When assigning quota for team sports for Provincial Games, two (2) team quotas will be held in reserve as Performance quota. The following procedure outlines how the Reserve Performance quota will be assigned.   Step 1: Team Sport quotas will be assigned …

7000-102: Use Of Service Dog

7000-102: Use of a service dog   Special Olympics Ontario welcomes the use of trained Service Dogs at all sanctioned events and activities. A Service Dog is defined as a dog that has completed a training program though an accredited Assistance Dog organization. When a registered SOO member would like to bring their Service Dog with them to a SOO …

7000-101: Special Olympics Ontario AODA Accessibility Standard Policy

7000-101: Special Olympics Ontario AODA Accessibility Standard Policy   1. Introduction Special Olympics Ontario supports the full inclusion of persons with disabilities as set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005. It is the goal of the …

7000-214 Policy Review, Creation and Adoption Process

7000-214 Policy Review, Creation and Adoption Process   Review Date:    February 2020         Effective Date:  February 23, 2018   Policy Review All SOO official policies will be open for review and comment in alignment with the Sport rule change period. The review period will be one month long and will allow all stakeholders to provide feedback and suggestions regarding current policies. To …

7000-213 Forfeit Policy

7000-213 Forfeit Policy   Review Date:    February 2020         Effective Date:  February 23, 2018   When a team refuses to play a scheduled game or forfeits a game before a scheduled game is complete the following policy will be used to determine the points awarded to each team.   This policy may also be applied when a team does not arrive at …

7000-211 Concussion Protocol and Guidelines

  7000-211 Concussion Protocol and Guidelines   Review Date: February 2020    Effective Date: April 1, 2017   Introduction   Special Olympics Ontario is committed to the health and welfare of all of our athletes and is committed to helping our athletes succeed and lead safe, healthy, productive and active lives.   Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that our …

7000-212 Two Year Eligibility Cycle

7000-212 Two Year Eligibility Cycle   Review Date:    February 2020            Effective Date:  February 23, 2018   Individual Sports   Year One (the season before the Provincial Qualifiers) Athletes must be registered to the sport by the season specific eligibility deadline (January 1st for winter sports, February 1st for spring sports and July 1st for summer sports) Athlete must attend at least one …