Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
40,301 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.

Team Canada


Tonight President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting “A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation” at the White House! A portion of the evening will be broadcast LIVE online! Make sure to tune in to the live-stream portion at 7:30 PM (it will run until roughly 8:35 PM EST). Click here to live stream – http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

The event will celebrate the work that Special Olympics is doing to activate young people to fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice in their schools and communities. Pairs of Unified youth and athlete leaders from around the world will be in attendance. Please tune in and follow along on social media using the hashtag #playunified!

We’re excited to check it out and hope you are too!