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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.

40,301 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

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Special Olympics Canada Volunteers Receive Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers


Special Olympics Canada is thrilled to announce that volunteers from across the country have received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.  This honour celebrates and acknowledges great volunteers who contribute to communities and selflessly offer their time and effort. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers is given out by the office of the Governor General, who is a Patron of Special Olympics in Canada. Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics Movement and we could not be more excited to have the volunteers listed below recognized with this incredible award. Congratulations to all!

Mathieu Larocque, QC

Patricia Juteau, QC

Sabrina Boucher, QC

Margot Tubman, BC

Darin Simmons, NS

Gary Renner, ON

Sarah Paynter, PEI

Tom Norton, BC

Barbara Ivany, ON

Janice Howe, MB

Debbie Herman, AB

Jodi Harper, PEI

Barbara Frederickson, SK

Michael Dartnell, AB

Jeannie Cramer, BC

Brittany Collins, NL

Linda Christensen, AB

Richard Burns, PEI

Norm Austin, NL