Make a personal gift

Special Olympics is about sports, but it is also about so much more. For children, youth, and adults with an intellectual disability, Special Olympics becomes a place of welcome -- a place where they will be accepted for who they are and given the chance to be their best. 

Your support allows us to continue to provide the programs, mentorship, and resources required by our athletes, coaches, and volunteers to change the lives of thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability across Canada. 

Your contribution, no matter the size, will aid us in ensuring that the thousands of children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability who use our programs are able to continue to do so.

For more information about making any of these, or inquiring about other methods of giving to Special Olympics Canada, please contact Daniella Sretenovic at or call 1-888-888-0608

All the ways you can make a gift


Special Olympics Canada accepts online donations on behalf of individuals or organizations. You can make a one-time gift or choose to continue giving on a monthly basis. We also offer the option of making a gift in honour or in memory of someone, with the choice of sending a card.

Fundraise Via Facebook

Hold a Facebook Fundraiser! 

Facebook Fundraisers are very easy to set up and a great way to spread awareness about enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.

Host Your Own Fundraising Event

Hosting an event for your special occasion? Or, looking to inspire others into giving? 

Host your own fundraising event! 

The impact that you and your guests create will be all the more reason to celebrate. 

Some ideas to get you started: 

  • Bake sales
  • Sporting Events
  • Barbeques
  • Office holiday parties

Do you have your own unique idea for a fundraiser?

We’d love to hear about it!


Gifts in Kind

Gifts in Kind provide Special Olympics Canada with invaluable office and sports equipment, technology and day to day goods that are essential to run our programs and services in communities across Canada. Some companies also offer their services free of charge: for instance, by printing an event program or providing professional advice. All of this reduces our overhead costs and allow us to spend more resources on our greatest priority: enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. 

In donating a Gift in Kind to Special Olympics Canada, we can publicize to our athletes, families, and our online community the generosity of your gift and your commitment to helping our athletes, of all ages and a wide range of abilities, to participate in programs and to experience the transformative power and joy of sport.

Gift of Securities

Donating publically traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities is a tax-smart way to support Special Olympics Canada while enhancing your charitable gift. By donating publically traded securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that would be payable if you were to first sell the stock, and then donate the proceeds. 

Donating securities is easy! Simply fill out the "Securities Donation Form (PDF)” below to have your brokerage electronically transfer your gift of stock or securities from your account to Special Olympics Canada’s account. You will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full appreciated value of your securities on the day that they are received.

Leave a Legacy

After you have taken care of your family and loved ones, consider including Special Olympics Canada in your will as part of your final estate plans. Here is some sample bequest language that you might like to share with your estate lawyer for possible inclusion in your will:

Sample Bequest Language: 

I, give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Canada, the sum of $_____________ to be directed towards the area of greatest need determined by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada. 

I, give, devise and bequeath to Special Olympics Canada __________ percentage of the residue of my estate to be directed towards the area of greatest need determined by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada. 

Upon the death of the survivor of my (wife, husband, etc.) ______________________ and my (son, daughter, etc.) ___________________ I direct my trustee to transfer and deliver the balance of the residue of my estate, including any undistributed income to Special Olympics Canada to be directed towards the area of greatest need determined by the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada.

Contact Information:

Registered Charitable Name: Special Olympics Canada
Charitable Registration Number: 11883 6337 RR0001
Canadian Office Address: 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1L9
Phone: 1-888-888-0608