Families are our Heart and Soul

Families are one of Special Olympics' most significant and influential assets. They are some of our strongest supporters and ambassadors. Family members often become coaches, help transport athletes, raise funds, officiate and chaperone. They also often offer training and guidance for new volunteers.

If your family or extended family includes a person with an intellectual disability, we encourage you to join the Special Olympics Ontario community. Our organization promotes:

A network of support from other people and families who are involved in Special Olympics

Ongoing resources and programs for your family

A place of acceptance, belonging and mutual respect

Several volunteer and engagement opportunities with Special Olympics