Dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals in Greater Ottawa with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport

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 Ottawa Area. Active start and FUNdamentals programs are available for athletes starting at age 2.

SOO - 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.

Summer Sports Registration - Now Open!

We are now accepting registration for Summer 2023 programs! The deadline for registration is April 29th at 11:59pm EST in order to be eligible for the lottery for any sports that reach capacity. 

Ways to register:


See our registration form and registration FAQs:

Athlete Registration Form - Summer 2023.pdf
Registration Policy SOO Greater Ottawa (1).pdf
Registration FAQs - Ottawa.pdf

Volunteer With Us

We're looking for some awesome volunteers to join the SOO - 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.

Click below for resources, tips and ideas to stay healthy from home! 

Stay Connected

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Tips, tricks and challenges to help you connect with your friends, coaches and Special Olympics while practicing social distancing.

Stay Active

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Virtual activities and challenges you can do to stay active and fit from home!

Stay Positive

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Tools and resources to maintain the mental health of the Special Olympics community.

Stay Informed

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Information to help you understand COVID-19 and help you stay safe.

Your donations go a long way! 

Special Olympics Ontario - 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.