Our Policies and Publications

Special Olympics Canada is currently developing Pan-Canadian Policies and Procedures that Special Olympics Newfoundland & Labrador will adopt to keep aligned with the rest of Canada.

Like any organization, we have a detailed series of rules and regulations to ensure that our programs and services are run in a uniform and appropriate manner. These guidelines also ensure fair treatment of all those who choose to be involved with Special Olympics , as well as reputable business practices within our daily operations.

If you have any questions regarding Policy & Procedures, please contact our Executive Director (administrative policies) or our Program Director (sport-related policies).


annual reports


REQUIRED REGISTRATION FORMS & supporting documents

For additional information on required registration forms, please contact our Youth Development Coordinator yd@sonl.ca, 709-738-1923 X 103

Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date forms





*July 2021


All registered members (athletes, coaches, volunteers) Once per program year. This waiver is completed with yearly registration.
Any individual at a Special Olympics event that is not a registered member and entering the field of play. Every Special Olympics event. Once per program year if attending events regularly.


Can be found on your Community Club Page or by contacting your Club directly.



All athletes involved with Special Olympics NL Prior to beginning a program (Virtual or In-Person)

All Head Coaches, Associate Coaches, Junior Coaches, Program Volunteers, and Operational Volunteers involved with Special Olympics NL.


One-time event volunteers do not have to complete this form.

Prior to beginning a program (Virtual or In-Person)



*Feb 2022 

All individuals registered & non-registered who enter the field of play or an event. Every Special Olympics program/event.


Constitution & Bylaws

Currently under review - please check back for updates.

SONL Chapter Constitution & Bylaws


Regional Leadership Council






19. Coach and Support Staff Eligibility for Participation in National and International Competitions Policy - In Development

20. Safe Sport Policy Suite - In Development

  • 20.1 Safe Sport Policy 
  • 20.2 Social Media Policy
  • 20.3 Athlete Protection Policy

21. Quota Allocation Policy - In Development



2. Athlete to Coach Ratio's

The policies listed below are currently under review - please check back for updates.

1000 - Administrative

1000-02 SONL - Mission Statement

1000-03 SONL - The Role of Provincial Office

1000-04 SONL - Board of Directors

1000-06 People First Language

1000-07 Harassment Policy

1000-08 Guiding Principles to Support the Mission Statement

1000-10 Local Fundraising Guidelines

3000 - Program Policies


4000 - Program Policies

4000-1 SONL Orientation Provincial Volunteers

4000-2 Coaching Qualification - Head Coaches

4000-3 Coach/Volunteer Minimum Requirements


4000-07 Male and Female Coach of the Year

4000-08 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

4000-09 Program Administration Registration - Athletes and Volunteers

4000-12 Healthy Eating Policy

5000 - Training and Competitions

5000-04 Coach Eligibility Criteria for Provincial Games

5000-05 Provincial Games/Competition Registration Fee

5000-07 Regional Team Mission Staff for Provincial Games

5000-08 Alcohol Policy

Provincial Policies currently under review - check back for updates.