Families and Supporters

The Families Program is aimed to service up family members who decide to travel to the World Games to cheer their athletes. Its goal is to ensure a safe and inviting environment for visiting family members to best enjoy sport competition and have quality interaction with fellow local and international family members.

Special Olympics Canada has put together a team of experienced Family Liaisons to support the families and supporters planning to attend World Games.


Special Olympics Team Canada 2022 Family Liaisons:

Alpine Skiing

Lead: Joanne Thom (BC)

Assistant: Michael Duhaime (BC)

Cross-country Skiing

Lead: Laura Howlett (ON)

Figure Skating

Lead: Karen Thériault (BC)

Assistant: Joachim Pang (BC)


Lead: Amanda Trenchard (AB)

Speed Skating

Lead: Tom Norton (BC)

French Families/Supporters (All Sports)

Lead: Michael Duhaime (BC)


More details on the Families Program will be available in 2022. In the meantime, any questions can be directed to ntp@specialolympics.ca and will be forwarded to the Family Liaison lead for the applicable Sport.


Families Program Kazan 2022