Celebrating our accomplishments and preparing for new endeavors, Special Olympics Ontario is reaching out for support as 2013 draws to a close. Please remember that December 31st is the last day to make a donation for 2013 tax year.
Our efforts to serve athletes resulted in the astounding growth of programs across the board, and allowed us to introduce new programs to many first-time athletes.
With your support, Special Olympics spreads rays of hope, understanding and acceptance to more individuals with intellectual disabilities in your community and around the world. Your generosity is making a difference and changing lives each and every day. Make your year-end donation and help us start the New Year ready to offer the Special Olympics’ experience to new individuals and their families.
Please donate to our Holiday Giving Campaign or consider contributing your time and talent by volunteering. To register as a volunteer, please click here.
2014 Special Olympics National Summer Games
Team Ontario Training Squad*
Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce the athletes named to the Team Ontario Training Squad for the 2014 Special Olympics National Summer Games. The National Games will be held in Vancouver, BC from July 8 – 13th, 2014 and will host over 1,700 athletes, coaches and mission staff from across the country. It is a qualifying event for the 2015 World Summer Games which will be held in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Team Ontario is comprised of 353 athletes, 86 coaches and 14 Mission Staff and 3 Team Management from all across the province. Athletes qualified for National Games from the Provincial Spring Games in Kingston and the Provincial Summer Games in York Region.
Team Ontario Training Squad
Team Ontario Adopt an Athlete Sponsorship Package
Help send an athlete to the Games in Vancouver!
Sponsorship Package (PDF)
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Welcome Aboard Ms. Tess Trojan
Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce a new addition to the Special Olympics Board of Directors
Ms. Tessa Kathleen Trojan (Tess) will serve as a member of the Board of Directors as the Athlete Representative (2013-2014, 2014-2017, 2017-2021 respectively).
The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Ontario welcomes Ms. Trojan to the board and looks forward to her advocacy representation on behalf of the 18,000 athletes' voices from across Ontario.
Special Olympics Ontario Formally Accredited
by National Charity
Meets Rigorous Standards of Operational Integrity
Toronto, November 12th, 2013 - Special Olympics Ontario today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program.
The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to demonstrate their compliance in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement. It helps organizations mitigate risk by ensuring that staff and volunteers understand and meet their legal, financial and fiduciary responsibilities.
Canada`s Leaders in Sport and Coaching Recognized at Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
Calgary (November 8, 2013) – Canada’s top coaches and sport administrators were honoured at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), on Friday night at BMO Centre in Stampede Park.
'Believers in the World of Sport'
Special Olympics Ontario Invited
to Rome for Event
Special Olympics Ontario is very pleased to announce that Ms. Linda Ashe – Vice-President, attended this prestigious and exciting event in Rome October 20-21, 2013. The Pontifical Council for Culture, in collaboration with the National Office for Pastoral Leisure, Tourism and Sport of the Italian Episcopal Conference, called all international and national bodies of sport (professional, school associations and sport for all) for a day of encounter and testimony on the theme of:
Believers in the World of Sport.
Ms. Linda Ashe – Vice-President, Special Olympics Ontario greets Pope Francis in Rome
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