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We provide quality sport training programs and competitions for athletes living with an intellectual disability in the district of South Central Ontario.

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Policy Update: Two-Year Athlete Eligibility Requirement

Special Olympics Ontario has enacted a two-year eligibility criteria for all athletes advancing to Provincial Games. The new policy, which will take effect on February 23, 2018 and hence apply to our next round of Spring Sport Provincial Qualifiers in 2019 is attached to this post. Please review the attachment (which contains a memo of the policy’s enactment, as well as the policy itself).

Please Note:

  • It is critical that coaches and team managers are well aware of this new policy change. Please circulate this widely and thoroughly across your sport clubs via the coaches and team managers.
  • It is also critical that coaches and team managers be sent their Sport Club Verification Reports so that they can review who is registered in their clubs in our database and begin adding any missing athletes. We will use our database information to determine eligibility so it is essential that that resource be up-to-date.
    • These reports should be distributed to each sport club within your community on an annual basis – either by the Community Coordinator, by your Sport Technical Coordinator, or by your Athlete Registrar (whatever works best in your community).
    • If you need help generating Sport Club reports, please do not hesitate to get in touch your District Developer.
Why is this criterion being added to the athlete eligibility criteria?

This policy has many advantages. Here are a couple of reasons why SOO is implementing this policy:
  • Allows SOO to know accurate participation numbers in advance, which will help us craft conferences that contain appropriate and meaningful conference competitions for all athletes. Aids in identifying areas of weakness within conferences that require modification.
  • Provides a history of competition data that will assist with seeding in team sports.
  • Allows SOO to provide hosts with realistic expectations which will aid in all aspects of the planning phases of local and conference competitions.

Upcoming Events

National Games Friends & Family Update

The 2018 National Summer Games in Antigonish Nova Scotia are approaching quickly. The Games Organizing Committee are busy preparing for the games and to welcome over 900 athletes, 290 coaches, officials, mission staff and over 600 games volunteers.   

Friends & Family Registration

Fans in the stands make every athletes experience more special. We encourage friends and family to register NOW through the Friends & Family Program.

National Games: http://www.specialolympics.ca/2018-national-games  - (click the registration tab) 

Details for Opening Ceremony tickets are expected to available in the next few weeks; we encourage friends and family to check the website.

Friends or Family can also contact Sheryl Huestis – General Mission Staff for the National Summer Games @ Sheryh@specialolympicsontario.com or 1-888-333-5515 ext. 270.

Souvenir’s & Games Wear.

Please check out the online website for games related souvenir’s and games apparel in advance of the games as venue sites will have limited selection & stock.


Early Departure & Off Site Authorization Forms. 

For those wishing to have athletes travel home with friends and family & those looking to schedule visits with athletes during the games the links to both of these forms are below for your convenience.

National Summer Games in Antigonish DUE APRIL 1st 2018