Special Olympics Canada | Olympiques Spéciaux Canada
2,177 children

now enrolled in both Active Start and FUNdamentals, two Special Olympics programs targeting children ages two to six years and seven to twelve years, respectively.

1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Champions Network

Our Team

Dedicated to changing lives

Comprised of a wide variety of backgrounds from across Canada, both those in our national office, as well as our board of directors, share the common goal of improving the lives of those involved with Special Olympics. By overseeing the day to day function, along with the overall future, of the organization, we are a group dedicated to making the lives of others better through sport.

National Office

Consisting of several divisions, the members of our national team have the experience and skills to develop and oversee the programs and services necessary to make Special Olympics Canada an organization capable of addressing the needs of a local community, all while being able to compete on an international level.

Executive Leadership

Sharon Bollenbach
Chief Executive Officer

Lana duBois
Internal Communications Specialist, Office of the President

Financial Administration

Anika McLean
Coordinator, Finance & Administration

Brandur Olafsson
Director, Finance and Administration

Business Development and Marketing

Sarah Eyton
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

Bill Wilson
Director, Marketing & Communications (Bilingual)

Cary Weingust
Senior Director, Business Development

Regine Benchetrit
Partnership Manager

Debora Gemmell
Partnership Manager

Megan Wanless
Development Manager

Allison Love
Communications Officer

Alexius D’Cruze
Marketing Coordinator


Blair McIntosh
Vice President, Sport

Ross Ste-Croix
Program Manager (Bilingual)

Tom Davies
Director, Program Development

Marian Coulson
Director, Sport & Competition

Serge Boulianne
Sport Manager (Bilingual)

Adrian Szamreta
Youth Development Manager

Special Olympics Canada Foundation

Nycki Etherington

Board of Directors

We are fortunate to be able to draw upon the experience and talents of a committed group of volunteers who provide leadership at the highest level of governance, our national board of directors. They come from a diverse range of industry and professional backgrounds, but are united in their commitment to advance the Special Olympics movement here in Canada.


Dan Golberg
Chair, Board of Directors

Mike Lamontagne
Treasurer & Acting Vice-Chair

Beverley Hammond

Martin Fingerhut


Daniel Granger
President ACJ Communications

Ernie Eves, Q.C.
Former Premier of Ontario

Chief Charles Bordeleau
Chief of Police, Ottawa Police Services

Gerry Frappier
President and General Manager, Le Réseau des sports (RDS)

Jason Storsley, CFA
Vice President, Operations Optimization

Mark Tewksbury
President, GTI Inc.

Jason (Jake) Bullen
Partner, Cassels Brock LLP

Stewart Johnston
President, TSN

C.J. MacMullin
Canadian Progress Club Foundation

Katie Saunders
Athlete Representative

John Scullion
Special Olympics Canada Foundation

Dr. Jonathan Weiss
Assistant Professor - York University