Special Olympics is a global grassroots movement, bringing community programs and competition opportunities to more than 4.5 million children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities across 170 countries worldwide.
Bringing Canadians together
In Canada, more than 45,087 children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability participate in programs run with the support of local sport clubs across 12 provincial and territorial Chapters. They are supported by an extraordinary network of more than 21,479 volunteers — Canadians who are committed to help accomplish something remarkable.
Special Olympics Chapters Across Canada
Our Chapters play an active and important role in reaching Special Olympics’ goals across Canada.
Each Chapter offers multiple kinds of programming and opportunities for participation across the province or territory including: local community activities and sport clubs, regional and provincial athletic competitions, and fundraising events that help support programming.
Visit our Programs page to see the full range of programs and sports offered through Special Olympics Canada.
The staff and volunteers at each Chapter are dedicated to the Special Olympics mission and work tirelessly to enrich the lives of those involved in our programs.
There are many ways for you to get involved through your local Chapter: volunteering with a program, helping out at an event, or becoming a coach. Visit our Participate section to learn how you can support local Special Olympics programs.
Find your Chapter