OPPORTUNITY: SOA Board of Directors


If you're looking to make a splash in your community, you can dive right in with Special Olympics Alberta!

It is said that life does not improve by chance, but through change, and being part of the Special Olympics Alberta Board of Directors offers the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities.


The Special Olympics Alberta Board of Directors is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, and motivated individuals to join our Board and help us drive the Special Olympics movement here in Alberta.

The vision of Special Olympics is that sport will open hearts and minds toward people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all over the world.

In my professional career, I've had the great opportunity to work on a number of private, public, and not-for-profit boards. No other situation has given me more personal and professional satisfaction than my time on the Special Olympics Alberta board. I learned more from the people, the athletes, and the community that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities than from any organization that I have lent my time, money, and talents to. What I saw, changed my life. What I learned, changed my life. I am forever thankful that I said "yes" to SOA. I am completely confident that you will too! - John Pinsent, Past Chair


The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring there is a clear vision for Special Olympics Alberta that is founded in championing the health and social benefits afforded to Albertans with an intellectual disability through Special Olympics programs.

They help set the strategic direction and policy for Special Olympics Alberta that will protect, guide, and empower our volunteers, athletes, and staff.

The Board shall be comprised of no more than 13 and no less than nine Directors. They meet six times per year, a combination of in-person and virtual

  • October - Annual General Meeting
  • November - two-day planning and orientation meeting
  • February, May, June, and September

For more information please review the Board of Directors Recruitment Package: 



  • Exemplary citizenship and integrity in their endeavors
  • They must be respected business or community leaders and provide professional or specialized expertise or distinctive knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a Director; and
  • A belief in the importance of social inclusion and a demonstrated understanding of the purpose of our organization and our strategic goals


If you are interested and ready to help shape the future of Special Olympics, advocate for inclusion, and make an impact on the movement please fill out the following application and send it along with your resume to info@specialolympics.ab.ca by May 31, 2022.