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.

17,919 volunteers

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

Team Canada

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

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)

Rachel Borer
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.


Mike Lamontagne
Chair & Treasurer

Jason (Jake) Bullen
Secretary, Cassels Brock LLP

Dan Golberg
Past Chair

Chief Charles Bordeleau
Chief of Police, Ottawa Police Services

Matoula Charitsis
President, McLaren Global Sports Solutions Inc

Ernie Eves, Q.C.
Former Premier of Ontario

Gerry Frappier
President, French TV RDS and Vice-President Bell

Daniel Granger
President ACJ Communications

Stewart Johnston
Vice Chair, TSN

C.J. MacMullin
Canadian Progress Club Foundation

Jamie Salé
World & Olympic Champion, Figure Skating

Katie Saunders
Athlete Representative

John Scullion
Special Olympics Canada Foundation

Jason Storsley, CFA
Vice President, Operations Optimization

Mark Tewksbury
President, GTI Inc.

Mike Trojan
Senior Advisor, StraNexus

Dr. Jonathan Weiss
Assistant Professor - York University

Niyousha Zarinpour
Managing Director & Head of Global Subsidiaries Group, Citi Canada