Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

Team Canada

Further Information

Help yourself

There are plenty of tools and other helpful resources available for our coaches, and we continue to develop and expand these items in an effort to ensure that both you and our athletes benefit.

Find an NCCP Workshop

While we view ourselves as experts in the field of coaching athletes with an intellectual disability, we appreciate the expertise of national sport organizations (NSOs) relative to sport technical training. And so, all volunteers who coach with Special Olympics here in Canada receive their sport-specific technical training from the NSO.

For information on sport-specific workshops please click here or visit one of the sites below:
Alpine Skiing
Athletics (Track and Field)
5-Pin Bowling
10-Pin Bowling
Cross Country Skiing
Figure Skating
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Speed Skating

Other Useful Links

Community Coach Model (PDF)

Competition Coach Model (PDF)

National Games Coaching Requirements (XLS)