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.

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Every Thursday morning five-year-old Alma Loken jumps out of bed filled with excitement. “I’m awake! It’s Special Olympics day!” she exclaims. Since...
Jackie Barrett performs a squat at World Games
The now retired Corner Brook athlete, also known as “the Newfoundland Moose,” has broken not only Special Olympics records throughout his 28-year career, but also those of his able-bodied counterparts.
Brita holds ribbon won through Special Olympics.
At just nine-weeks-old, Manitoba’s Brita Hall was in a car crash that resulted in the loss of the cognitive function of her brain. Doctors said she...
Brita holds ribbon won through Special Olympics.
At just nine-weeks-old, Manitoba’s Brita Hall was in a car crash that resulted in the loss of the cognitive function of her brain. Doctors said she...
Brita holds ribbon won through Special Olympics.
At just nine-weeks-old, Manitoba’s Brita Hall was in a car crash that resulted in the loss of the cognitive function of her brain. Doctors said she...
The Demeulenaere pose for a photo.
In 2012, Prince Edward Island’s Tracey and Mike Demeulenaere were heartbroken to learn their unborn daughter, Kelsey, would have Down syndrome. Tracey...
The Demeulenaere pose for a photo.
In 2012, Prince Edward Island’s Tracey and Mike Demeulenaere were heartbroken to learn their unborn daughter, Kelsey, would have Down syndrome. Tracey...
The Demeulenaere pose for a photo.
In 2012, Prince Edward Island’s Tracey and Mike Demeulenaere were heartbroken to learn their unborn daughter, Kelsey, would have Down syndrome. Tracey...
Briggs, a labrador, pokes his nose towards the camera lens
Four-year-old Labrador Retriever Briggs Pearce stole the show at the Vancouver Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC earlier this year. Participating in the province’s first-ever Puppy Plunge on March 2, the charitable canine earned the sought-after title of “Top Puppy Plunger.”
Sgt. Joe Tataryn in his police uniform as Special Olympics athletes give him a group hug.
Saskatoon Police Service’s Sergeant Joe Tataryn got involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) within his first month of becoming a police officer in 1998. While there are a number of charities supported by police across the country, LETR hit close to home.