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1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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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Special Olympics Canada Launches New Online Volunteer Orientation


Special Olympics Canada (SOC) is proud to announce the launch of its new online volunteer orientation course. This course is composed of three modules and is intended for all new volunteers to the movement in Canada.

This course has been designed to educate new volunteers in three categories: a general introduction, risk management and working with Special Olympics athletes. The course is quick and easy to take in one sitting, but can be completed in multiple sittings and activities can be re-visited at any time.

This course is the first in a line of online e-learning “renovations” being undertaken by Special Olympics Canada to provide more user-friendly, accessible coach and volunteer education that can be taken in the comfort of your own home. While designed primarily with new volunteers in mind, the online volunteer orientation can certainly be taken as a refresher by current volunteers as well.

The new volunteer orientation course can be accessed at http://solearn.ca/ or from SOC’s homepage. For more information on how to volunteer and what training may be required, contact your local Special Olympics program or your provincial/territorial chapter.