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.

Molly performs on the ice
When my mom told me, I was so happy! I am so touched and honoured to have been chosen to skate with Olympic athletes!
Stephanie Lachance on the ice
Thank you Tessa and Scott for inviting me and thinking of us, the Special Olympics, and for allowing us to participate in this show alongside great skaters.
Emile on the ice
I practice every single day during the summer for four hours daily. I love solos and I love to perform at shows, I feel happy and proud.
"Alicia Smith smiles looking into the camera."
I am working on a new routine for Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Thunder Bay in February. I skate three days per week and take ballet lessons. I went and trained at Mariposa in Barrie over the summer.
SO Team Canada 2019 golf coach Glenn Cundari hugs one of his athletes.
Coach Glenn Cundari hugs SO Team Canada 2019 golfer Emma Bittorf. More than two dozen Special Olympics coaches from across Canada will receive...
Grace Morris skates on the ice
I'm practicing as much and as hard as I can until the show. I’m going to be keeping Sonny our skate sharpener in business!
Danielle Waters performs on the ice
I skate to “Up Where You Are” by Josh Groban as a tribute to my dad who died six years ago.
David and Nicole sit side by side looking into the camera.
I am very happy and honoured to skate with these great Olympic champions. I have met Scott and Tessa at Skate Canada before and also thought it would be great to be on the ice with them. Awesome!
Sarah Thomas on the ice
I was in the car when mom told me I got picked and mom says that her right ear is still ringing from me squealing so loud.
Nadia Bouillon performs on the ice
Special Olympics gave me the opportunity to experience participation at different levels from competition, while making a ton of new friends along the way.