Your donations go a long way! Special Olympics Ontario Greater Ottawa supports more than 650 athletes with intellectual disabilities. We're dedicated to enriching the lives of Ottawans with an intellectual disability through sport by promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity. Our athletes have competed at the local, provincial, national and world levels, and this wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our community.


COVID-19 Update

In consultation with local and provincial health authorities and Special Olympics programs across Canada, Special Olympics Ontario is directing that all local sport programs, competitions, fundraisers and any related activities continue to be suspended until June 30, 2020.

Please review our Health Resources Page for further information. 
About Us

Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) is a volunteer driven organization with over 20,000 athletes and 10,000 volunteers registered across the province. Athletes can participate from 8 years of age and have the opportunity to train in 19 core sports offered in the Greater Ottawa Area. Active start and FUNdamentals programs are available for athletes starting at age 2.

SOO - Greater Ottawa has over 1000 registered athletes and volunteers participating in community sport programs. Every facet of our community is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Volunteer With Us

We're looking for some awesome volunteers to join the SOO - Greater Ottawa family! We have a bunch of fun activities planned for the upcoming year and we need some fantastic volunteer coaches for the programs! 

Check out how you can volunteer with us

Recent Announcements

  • Official Notice of Virtual Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) - December 22, 6:30 pm We are inviting all volunteers, athletes, and community members to join us for this year's AMM.Link to register: https://forms.gle/cofX3a1K75L7jNTg9 (you need to register to receive ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2021, 08:39 by Programs Chair
  • Official Notice of Virtual Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) - December 16, 7 pm We are inviting all volunteers, athletes, community members to join Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa's Council for our virtual Annual Member's Meeting (AMM) on December 16, 2020 at ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2020, 19:10 by Programs Chair
  • COVID-19 Update: Return to programming (RTP) Dear Athletes, (Parents and Guardians): We are excited to announce that Return to Programming is underway for certain Ottawa clubs. We can't wait to welcome athletes back to in ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2020, 16:33 by Programs Chair
  • COVID-19 Update: Summer programming Good evening SOO GO community, As you may have already seen, Special Olympics Ontario has extended the suspension of programming/fundraising etc to June 30, 2020. Given this further extension ...
    Posted 3 May 2020, 18:27 by Programs Chair
  • COVID-19 Update from SOO Communication Advisory - COVID-19Attention: Special Olympics Ontario Communities, Clubs, Volunteers, Athletes, Partners, Associates and Families I hope everyone is doing well. Firstly, I would like to begin by thanking ...
    Posted 28 Apr 2020, 13:13 by Admin Chair
  • COVID-19 Update - Summer registration March 26, 2020Re: COVID-19 Update - Summer registrationTo: Athletes, Volunteers, and all members of the SOO Greater Ottawa CommunityFrom: SOO Greater Ottawa Community CouncilDear Athletes, Volunteers ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2020, 19:35 by Admin Chair
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