Stories

Sharing the joy of sport

Special Olympics has received many incredible stories from people whose lives have been changed and enriched through sport, friendship, fun and mentorship. Some of those people have been kind enough to share their stories with you.

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Today marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day, we recognize the painful history and impacts of the residential school system, particularly in light of the discoveries of unmarked grave sites at former residential school locations this year. It’s a time to forward our reconciliation efforts to build a better future for all Canadians.
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Special Olympics athletes were in full swing at the 2nd annual Canadian All Abilities Championship this past week! The 36-hole national competition...
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Meet the Resilient follows the longest-serving Special Olympics Team Canada in history. After 2 years of virtual training due to a global pandemic...
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This month, Special Olympics athletes from across the country competed at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara.
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We are thrilled to congratulate the 40 Coaches and Mission Staff from across the country who have been named to the Special Olympics Team Canada Training Squad 2023. These individuals will represent Canada at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin from June 17-25, 2023, supporting qualifying athletes from all 12 Provincial/Territorial Chapters across Canada.
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This past weekend, the longest-serving Special Olympics Team Canada attended a Training Camp in Toronto. They’ve been training together virtually for...
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I know first-hand what a difference your support makes to Special Olympics athletes – and to the people who love them. If you have a friend or family member who would like to find out more about Special Olympics, please encourage them to get involved. I can promise that it will change their lives like it did ours.
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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and we are celebrating inclusion in the workplace by hearing from Special Olympics Ontario athlete, Catherine Partlow. Catherine has been an athlete since she was 14-years-old, before she became an employee at Special Olympics Canada’s partner, JYSK.
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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and we are celebrating inclusion in the workplace by hearing from Special Olympics Nova Scotia athlete, Erin Magee. Erin has been an athlete for more than 16 years and just celebrated her 10-year anniversary working for Sobeys, a proud partner of Special Olympics since 2016.
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My name is Heidi Mallett and I am an athlete from Special Olympics Prince Edward Island. I am excited to share that I have accepted the role of Chair of the Global Athlete Leadership Council. It is a huge honour and a big job to represent Canada and take on this leadership role.