Special Olympics Global Week of Inclusion

From July 14 to 20, The 2024 Special Olympics Global Week of Inclusion will celebrate the difference we can make when we #ChooseToInclude, and invites everyone to join the joyful Special Olympics community.
Three SOBC athletes holding up 'I Choose to Include' signs

Get involved today and make a difference!

Too many Special Olympics athletes are far too familiar with the pain of isolation and exclusion. Canadians with intellectual disabilities are still too often left out – on playgrounds, from the workforce, from conversations. Together, we have the power to change the future for all.

Volunteer and participate in Special Olympics BC's year-round programs

Donate to empower athletes with intellectual disabilities

Spread the word on social media

Read inclusion stories


Celebrity Champions

Check out #ChooseToInclude inspiration from:

Chris Higgins of the Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Players and Head Coach Vanni Sartini

BC Lions Punter Stefan Flintoft

Learn more about Flintoft as a valued SOBC – North Shore volunteer!


Be a Champion of Inclusion

In the Special Olympics Global Week of Inclusion, we celebrate Champions of Inclusion because together we can build a better and more inclusive world! 

Meet 2023 Champions of Inclusion

Get involved with Special Olympics

Nominate a Champion of Inclusion 

Pledge to include 

Share your #ChooseToInclude spirit

Champions of inclusion can show their support anytime! You can make your own “I #ChooseToInclude” sign – feel free to get creative! Or you can use one of ours:

Change the world for tomorrow. #ChooseToInclude today!


Learn More

Check out Special Olympics BC’s social media channels for stories and actions to share with everyone who wants to help change the world!

More Global Week of Inclusion stories

Read insights from SOBC Athlete Reporters

More from Special Olympics International



Amanda Liao
SOBC Communications Manager
Tel 778-938-8202
Email aliao@specialolympics.bc.ca


Special Olympics athletes #ChooseToInclude
Special Olympics athletes Matthew, Vincent, Nick, and Nathan #ChooseToInclude!