Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
38,006 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

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HUGE Thank you to JYSK  for a successful 2015 Champions Start at Home Campaign! We’re thrilled to announce this year’s campaign raised an incredible 100k for Special Olympics programs across the country. Thank you to all who helped make this year’s campaign a huge success!

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Special Olympics Canada is Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Games

Special Olympics Canada is now accepting applications for the positions of Head-Coach for individual sports and Mission Staff for the 2017 National Team Program. The deadline to apply is October 19, 2015 at midnight EST. To apply, click here EN: http://forms.specialolympicsontario.com/view.php?id=129845 FR: http://forms.specialolympicsontario.com/view.php?id=132461 Note: The link for the job descriptions are embedded in the form, [...]

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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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