Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
4364 basketball players

are currently registered with Special Olympics. Basketball is one of the newest sports to be added to our roster.

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

Now Accepting Applications for the Special Olympics Canada Research Grant

The purpose of the research program of Special Olympics Canada is to promote and support research activities that enhance athlete development, athlete performance, coaching development and/or other areas of focus as identified in the 2012-2017 Special Olympics Canada Strategic Plan.


Applications are accepted from investigators who have a demonstrated record of research and are affiliated with an institution that offers support for researchers.

Maximum Award

Applicants may request up to $15,000.00. The number of grants awarded is dependent upon the recommendations of the committee. A total of $15,000.00 is available without a minimum or maximum number of required awards.

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