Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
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.

600 Special Olympics Athletes

benefited from Healthy Athletes Exams at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games

Team Canada


Highlights from Day 7 – August 1, 2015

Jackie Barrett, veteran powerlifter from Newfoundland and Labrador closed out the final day of competition by setting four Special Olympics World Games records in the squat (277.5kg), dead lift (297.5kg), combination bench press and deadlift (420kg) and combination of all three lifts (squat, dead lift and bench press at 697.5kg). He won three gold and [...]

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Highlights from Day 6 – July 31, 2015

These World Games mark the first time Special Olympics Team Canada has included golf, basketball and bocce athletes, and the Canadian golfers served notice on the Harding Course that our country has game. Danny Peaslee of Manitoba and Tess Trojan of Ontario both won gold in Level 4 nine-hole golf, while Ontario’s Lorrine Russell finished [...]

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