Become an Athlete

Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa is for athletes - both children and adults - with an intellectual disability.  Our local sport programs welcome athletes as young as 8, with no upper age limit.  Athletes are welcome to participate in as many sports as desired.  These programs provide athletes with far more than just the physical benefits of sport - Special Olympics changes lives.

With the opportunities to excel and have fun come the benefits of improved health and self-image. For many athletes, participating in SOO - Greater Ottawa is a path to healthy living, empowerment, acceptance and friendship. We are dedicated to increasing physical fitness, confidence, and other sport and life skills of our athletes; all in a positive and supportive environment.

Athletes who are new to the Special Olympics movement should click on the below button to register as an athlete with Special Olympics Ontario.


Already Registered as an Athlete?

Please visit the Sport Programs section to find out the programs we offer.
If the registration day has already passed please contact athlete_registrar@specialolympicsottawa.ca  to see if there is still space in the program.
Registration forms can be found here.