Special Olympics Canada News

Celebrating inclusion with a DOI donut
August, 2019
Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast rallied together for inclusion last month and raised $150,000 for Special Olympics athletes across the country in a single day. On Saturday July 20, Tim Hortons partnered with Special Olympics Canada for the...
Heather Miller playing bocce
July, 2019
“I love leadership,” said Miller. “I’ve been doing speeches, I’ve been fundraising at events. I’m very busy and that’s what I like – to be busy.” Before joining Special Olympics in 2007, she had a lot of free time – too much.
Unified Bocce Team from Sault Ste Marie pose for a photo in Toronto
July, 2019
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.
Julia Kostecki performs.
July, 2019
Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Urban Fresh and Foodland stores across Canada (excluding Quebec) raised a record $930,000 for Special Olympics athletes across the country. From June 20 to July 3, Sobeys Inc. launched its second annual in-store...
Jackie Barrett competes at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.
June, 2019
Jackie Barrett competes at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Canadian Powerlifter Jackie Barrett is making history as the first-ever Special Olympics athlete inducted in the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. Originally from Nova Scotia,...
Hayden Chair - Howe
June, 2019
Four-time Paralympian David Howe will continue Dr. Frank Hayden’s pivotal research at Western University The quest to develop a better understanding of how sports and physical activity benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities...