About Special Olympics Canada

Learn about who we are
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Special Olympics is a global grassroots movement, bringing community programs and competition opportunities to more than 4.5 million children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities across 170 countries worldwide.

Bringing Canadians together

In Canada, more than 41,000 children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability participate in programs run with the support of local sport clubs across 12 provincial and territorial Chapters. They are supported by an extraordinary network of more than 17,500 volunteers -- Canadians who are committed to help accomplish something remarkable.