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What does Special Olympics Ontario do?
Posted by Katie MacDonald on 01 September 2009 09:11 AM

Special Olympics Ontario is a community-based program. Its primary instrument of program delivery is through the local sport clubs, which gives athletes the opportunity to train and compete all year long.

Invitational and Regional competitions occur frequently, and athletes advance through a regular cycle of Provincial Games to compete in both National and World Games Championships.

Provincial competitions are held in the spring, summer and winter every four years on a rotating basis.

National summer and winter competitions are conducted every four years. The world winter and summer competitions are also conducted every four years. This competition cycle ensures that every year, Canadian athletes have an opportunity to compete in either a provincial, national or international events.  

The mission of Special Olympics Ontario is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. By participating in a variety of Olympic-type sports, children and adults are given continuous opportunities to develop physical fitness, to demonstrate courage and to experience joy with their teammates, families and communities.

Principles to Support the Mission Statement can be found by clicking on the link below:

http://info.specialolympicsontario.ca/programs-policies-procedures/1-0---organization/1-1---mission

 


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