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Global Awareness

Spread the Word & #NoGoodWay

Pledge respect on March 7!

Spread the Word

The word “retard” has been used in a hateful way to belittle many of the one million Canadians living with an intellectual disability. 

Help us raise awareness to eliminate the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. 

“Everyone has a gift and the world would be better off if we recognized it."  - Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics.  

On March 7, Special Olympics globally will start the conversation to end the r-word and ask everyone to pledge respect to end the use of the word.  In Canada, our national not-for-profit partner, motionball, will call on all Canadians to think twice before using the R-word with the hashtag #NoGoodWay with support from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Be a voice of inclusion and stand up to bullying! Pledge to use respectful, people-first language.

To learn more how you can change language, perception and minds go to www.r-word.org and  www.motionball.com/nogoodway/ 

Check out some resources on how you can get involved!