Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
20,505 volunteers

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

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


An easy way to make a difference

Your contribution, no matter the size, will aid us in ensuring that the thousands of children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability who use our programs are able to continue to do so. Largely volunteer-based, you can be certain that your donation will be put to use to directly benefit those who we work hard to support.

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How Your Gift Helps

Special Olympics is about sports, but it is also about so much more. For children, youth, and adults with an intellectual disability, Special Olympics becomes a place of welcome for children and adults like Alex and Catherine; a place where they will be accepted for who they are and given the chance to be their best.

Your donation allows us to continue to provide the programs, mentorship, and resources required by our athletes, coaches, and volunteers to change the lives of so many like Alex and Catherine.

So, please join us and help bring the joy of sport to one more person. Donate today.

Meet Alexander
Watching her son Alexander participate in FUNdamentals, Stella D’Silva knew that this Special Olympics program was going to do wonders for him.

Meet Catherine
This 27-year old track star from Whitby, Ontario has been with Special Olympics since she was fourteen.

GroupBook.ca Partnership

Special Olympics Canada has partnered with Groupbook.ca to offer a calendar for 2016 featuring Special Olympics athletes, with 25% of every calendar sale being given back to Special Olympics Canada. In addition, Groupbook.ca is extending the offer to anyone who would like to create and customize their own calendar! Just apply the promo code SOCANADA at checkout and 25% of the proceeds from the calendar sale will come back to Special Olympics Canada!

To order your card, please follow the directions below –
Call the toll free # 1-800-665-7441 or visit http://www.groupbook.ca/hannah/ and follow the steps to create your custom card. If using the toll free number, our order is taken, a proof is sent to you and upon approval the cards are printed and shipped to you. To view this full range of holiday cards, visit www.canadiangreetings.com. (If you choose holiday cards other than Hannah’s card, let Canadian Greeting know that Special Olympics Canada is your charity of choice and 15% gets donated back to Special Olympics Canada).