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 Dr. Frank Hayden has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame!

 A congratulations to Dr. Frank Hayden on receiving the highest sporting achievement in the country, being inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Hayden has committed his life to ensuring the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with an intellectual disability. Thank you to Dr. Hayden for being the mastermind behind the Special Olympics movement and impacting lives of millions of athletes, their families and fans across the world.



2017 Provincial Summer Games

July 13-16, 2017 





Congratulations to all who have been named as district team managers and to those athletes on the district training teams!


Please click here to view the training squad announcement
as of February 17, 2017  


2017 Canada Summer Games 

We are pleased to announce the Track and Field team that will be representing Special Olympics Ontario and Team Ontario at the 2017 Canada Summer Games taking place in Winnipeg, MB from July 28 to August 12, 2017.

Congratulations to the following Special Olympics athletes: 

Kristy Alford, Innisfil
Desiree Allan, Orillia
Gaerrisen Freeland, Havelock
Blair Allenson, Kitchener

Coach: Alison Rumball, Newmarket 

The Canada Games is an amazing experience for any athlete. Special Olympics athletes at past Canada Games have produced some amazing results which provided huge point contributions to Team Ontario winning the Canada Games Flag.

We believe these four athletes will have the same contribution to Team Ontario and look forward to seeing them compete against other Special Olympic athletes from across Canada.   


   2016-2017 National Team Program Announced - 
                  2017 World Games, Austria


Special Olympics Ontario is very pleased and proud to announce that athletes, staff and coaches from our Chapter will be well represented at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.  The Games will take place March 14th – 25th

Special Olympics Team Canada will consist of 110 athletes, 35 mission staff and coaches, 2 team managers and 1 Chef de Mission, and will be competing in 6 different sports in Austria. Team Canada athletes were selected based on their performance at the recent Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Over 650 Special Olympics athletes from across Canada competed at those Games, vying for a spot on Special Olympics Team.

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games are the second time a Special Olympics World Games has occurred in Austria, with the first being in 1993. The 2017 Games will be hosted in three main locations throughout Austria; Graz (the second largest city in Austria), Schladming (Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999). The 2017 Games will host over 3,000 athletes and 1,100 coaches from 110 countries and 3,000 volunteers will help ensure the Games are a success. Athletes from across the globe will compete in 9 sport disciplines.

Congratulations to everyone:

Juli Prokopchuk-Brattan – Team Manager
Kirsten Bobbie – Mission Staff
Janet Collins – Head Coach – Figure Skating
Tracey Zwiers – Coach – Figure Skating
Hellaina Rothenburg – Cross Country Skiing
Mark Cullen – Head Coach – Floor Hockey
Paul Turner – Coach – Floor Hockey
Rachel Matthews – Coach – Snowshoeing

Click here for a list of Team Ontario Athletes.



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