Impact Report

See your support in action

Because of incredible donors like you, more than 45,000 Canadian children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities can reach their full potential. Your ongoing support of Special Olympics Canada allows these individuals to access the transformative power of sport not only through Special Olympics’ competitive programs, but also its daily community programs offered across the country.


Learn more about the lives you’ve changed in the stories below.

Unified Bocce Team from Sault Ste Marie pose for a photo in Toronto
Unified brings together people with and without an intellectual disability on the same team with one simple principle in mind: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
2019 Special Olympics Dognut
Meet 26-year-old Tori Ranson, a longtime Special Olympics athlete and this year’s creator of the Special Olympics donut sold at participating Tim...
Tori and her dognut
Tori Ranson, 26, is a well-known and valued member of her Georgetown, Ontario community. The 26-year-old Special Olympics athlete can’t visit her...
Lenoka competing in Shotput
Growing up with an intellectual disability, Calgary’s Leonka Kaluha felt judged and bullied. Throughout high school, she was told she wasn’t fast...
ashley at the winter games
Campbell River’s Ashley Adie has been a Special Olympics athlete for 16 years and a Thrifty Foods employee since December 2018. At Special Olympics...
Brian McNab up to bat for Sobeys
Prince Edward Island’s Brian McNab, 47, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 15 years, competing in softball and floor hockey. He’s also one of...
Brandon and his fathers
In honour of all dads everywhere, we’re sharing Brandon Vansickle’s inspiring story about how his neighbours, turned Dads, turned Special Olympics...
Jackie Barrett competes at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.
Jackie Barrett competes at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Canadian Powerlifter Jackie Barrett is making history as the first-ever...
Diversity and Inclusion Infographics Series
In the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, Special Olympics Canada committed to focusing on long-lasting organizational change that goes beyond simply changing...
Glenn Cundari hugs one of his SO Team Canada golfers.
SO Team Canada 2019 head golf coach Glenn Cundari hugs athlete Emma Bittorf at World Games. North Bay’s Glenn Cundari was introduced to Special...