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20,505 volunteers

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

42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

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Congratulations to Special Olympics Canada’s Lindsay Glassco and Sharon Bollenbach!


Special Olympics Canada (SOC) is happy to relay to its athletes, coaches and volunteers terrific news – Current CEO Lindsay Glassco has recently been appointed as the new International Cooperation and Development Director for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In just under 2 years with SOC, Lindsay advanced our pan-Canadian strategic plan, strengthened relationships with our Chapters, national partners, and long-time supporters, and solidified our financial position, to name but a few achievements. We are excited for her and wish her well in her new role, and look forward to working with Lindsay and the IOC in advancing the Special Olympics movement. For more information, see the IOC’s press release here: http://bit.ly/17RfmZx .

At the same time, SOC is pleased to announce Sharon Bollenbach’s promotion to CEO, Special Olympics Canada. Sharon has been with SOC since 2007, serving as Vice President of Sport, and since October 2012 as Senior Vice President of Sport and Strategic Initiatives. During that time she has proven her reputation as a great leader and collaborator, having built a strong sport team, leading the development and implementation of SOC’s strategic plan, and solidifying Canada’s reputation as one of the pre-eminent sport programs across the Special Olympics movement globally.

To all of our Special Olympics family, please join us in wishing Lindsay great success and congratulating Sharon on her new role.