Through sport, Special Olympics Ontario empowers people with intellectual disabilities to achieve joy, acceptance and success.
Special Olympics Ontario provides Athlete Leadership Programs, allowing athletes to explore opportunities beyond sports training and competitions. These leadership roles as spokespeople, team captains and Board and Committee Members, gives athletes a voice in shaping the Special Olympics Ontario movement.
Through involvement with Athlete Leadership Programs, athletes can learn how to speak persuasively; interview with the media; mentor and speak up for other athletes; discuss their opinions on policy and governance; analyze financial reports; and research and prepare for fundraising events, and more!
These opportunities for athletes truly help them develop in new areas of their lives. Please contact your local District Developer for more information on how you can be involved.
For Athlete Leadership Program Resources, please click here.