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Welcome to Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo!

Special Olympics Ontario is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability.  Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy and benefit from participation in individual and team sports. 

Special Olympics Ontario Kitchener-Waterloo is committed to providing much needed physical education programs to more than 240 local athletes who benefit physically, mentally and socially. Our programs are completely volunteer-driven, operated by 170 dedicated volunteers.  The Kitchener-Waterloo community, through participation and observation, better understands people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.


Kitchener-Waterloo athletes are pumped. Help them by donating:

Special Olympics Ontario for Kitchener-Waterloo are very proud and excited to announce that our community athletes have qualified to participate in the 2018 Noational Summer Games in Antigonish, NS (July 31 - August 4) and the National Bowling Championships in PEI (May 13-17).

Our community needs to raise much needed funds for the athletes to ensure that they attend training camps ahead of the National Games, so that they are at the top of their game by next summer. Funds are also needed to assist with the expenses related to transportation, meals, accommodation, and uniforms. At a minimum, we need to raise $1,2000 per athlete.

The athletes are so deserving of this great opportunity and a trip of a lifetime. These trips allow them to create new friendships and memories, along with an opportunity to achieve winning a medal or two. Please help us today by making a donation, which will help in putting our athletes on the road to success and the opportunity to shine on a national platform.


For information on the National Summer Games - click here

For information on the National Bowling Championships - click here

Current Volunteer Openings

We need volunteers! There are openings as follows:

- Coaches for a variety of sports, various days and times
- Event volunteers for Home Hardware Markets and our annual fundraising run (one or two day commitment)

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tannis Gayler


Spring 2018 Registration Coming Soon





Thank you Economical Insurance


DONATION SHOUT OUT: Thank you to Economical Insurance Waterloo employees for your generous contribution in supporting our athletes who participate both on a recreational and competitive level. Our athletes truly appreciate it.

2017 Canada Summer Games

SOO KW athlete Eric Pomery competed in two track events at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.  Here he is with Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada!  Very exciting!



Torch Run 2017


Members of the police force presenting a cheque to SOO KW athletes Andrew Johnston and Tom Pilarski and to SOO President & CEO Glenn MacDonell.  Andrew and Tom both ran in the Torch Run this year and have qualified to compete in Athletics in the 2017 Provincial Summer Games.