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17,919 volunteers

and coaches deliver Special Olympics programs in hundreds of communities across Canada

1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Team Canada


YELLOWCARD Day celebrates motionball’s anti-bullying campaign to end the use of the “R-word” across Canada on October 8, 2015

What: motionball, a national not-for-profit that raises funds and awareness for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation yearround, celebrates its national anti-bullying campaign on October 8, 2015 with the second annual YELLOWCARD Day. Why: Because there’s #nogoodway to use the “R-word,” or “retard,” Canadians are asked to take the pledge at www.motionball.com/yellowcard to stop using the [...]

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Finding the Next Generation of Special Olympics Volunteers

This past Labour Day weekend, 35 volunteers (ages 15-25) came together in Calgary, Alberta for a Youth Activation Conference hosted by Special Olympics Canada (SOC). The conference featured guest speakers, working sessions and was infused with an electric energy and passion for Special Olympics and the movement at large. Targeting youth is a strategy SOC [...]

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Special Olympics Canada Announces 2015 National Awards Winners

September 9, 2015 – Special Olympics Canada is delighted to announce its National Awards winners for 2015. The Special Olympics Canada National Awards recognize the athletes, coaches and volunteers who have exemplified the spirit and essence of the Special Olympics Movement throughout the year. Award winners will be honoured during the 2015 National Awards evening [...]

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