This year marks the 23rd year of partnership of Staples Canada and Special Olympics Canada. Through two decades of support, the Staples Give a Toonie Share a Dream campaign has raised close to $7 million for Canada’s Special Olympics athletes.

In Ontario alone, the Give a Toonie Share a Dream campaign will run from April 27 – May 27, where Staples customers will make dreams happen for over 26,000 registered Special Olympics Ontario athletes. The continued success of Special Olympics Ontario is vitally important, and successful through volunteers, coaches, and supporters – without them this organization would simply not exist.

Special Olympics is more than an event – Special Olympics delivers world-class sport programs to people with intellectual disabilities daily in communities across Canada.

Special Olympics Canada’s programs cater to all ages and a wide range of abilities:

  • We have programs for children, youth and adults
  • We provide an introduction to sport and physical activity, programs that offer daily training and local competition, and the opportunity to participate in high-performance competition
  • Special Olympics believes that people with intellectual disabilities can, and will, succeed when given the opportunity – we are levelling the playing field.

Over the two decade partnership Staples has donated generous gifts, other fundraising, and public relations activities. Special Olympics Ontario is grateful for the long-lasting partnership with Staples Canada, who have made the mission of Special Olympics a part of their belief system. We thank you from the bottom of our heart, but more importantly so do the athletes that you support.

Donations are accepted in stores and online at

Special Olympics Ontario has budgeted $250.00 per store to a maximum of $3500 per community. If a store location and community program decide to organize a “special event”. 100% of the funds will be returned to the club and/or community. Submit your photo and the store location by clicking the button below.

Be sure to share on social media using the hashtag #SHAREADREAM.