About Special Olympics Canada

Learn about who we are
Team Canada 1968

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, thousands of 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 volunteers - Canadians who are committed to help accomplish something remarkable.