Become an Athlete

Are you ready to take on an exciting new challenge, take your sports-game to the next level, and meet friends along the way? Then Special Olympics Ontario - Ottawa is the right place for you.

Special Olympics Ontario - 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 - 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.

Am I eligible to be an athlete?

In order to participate as an athlete with Special Olympics, you must:

If you'd like to become a part of Special Olympics Ontario, please register on our Membership Portal to become an athlete here.

Need help registering?
Click Here to get guided help and instructions on using the Membership Portal.

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 to see if there is still space in the program.