Special Olympics Canada Welcomes Newest Team Member!
Special Olympics Canada is pleased to announce that Blair McIntosh will be joining the organization as our new Vice President, Sport. With over 30 years of experience in the Canadian amateur sport system, Blair comes to Special Olympics Canada from the Sport Alliance of Ontario where he has been the CEO since December 2012. Just prior to becoming CEO of the Sport Alliance Ontario, Blair was the Director, Sport for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games responsible for the development and execution of the strategies and plans within the TO2015 sport function. Blair’s previous roles have included the Director of Games with the Sport Alliance of Ontario; several years with the Sport Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, where he progressed through several leadership positions; and as the Director, Sport Tourism with the City of London, Ontario.
Blair was also the Chef de Mission for Canada at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver/Whistler and a member of the Mission Staffs for Canada at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. He has been the Chef de Mission for Team Ontario at seven Canada Games. He sits as a Board member for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, and served for 10 years as a member of the Canada Games Sport Committee. From 1996-98 Blair was a member of the Special Olympics Canada National Games Sub-Committee and was the Provincial Government representative to the 1997 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Toronto/Collingwood.
Blair is an experienced and passionate leader with a proven track record of leading effective and successful teams, and has a strong commitment to athlete, sport and coach development and excellence. He will be a terrific addition to Special Olympics Canada and we look forward to welcoming him to the team on April 14, 2014, his start date.