Welcome to the 
Central Ontario 
District Site! 
We provide quality sport training programs and competitions for athletes living with an intellectual disability in the district of Central Ontario.

If you're an athlete, a coach, or a volunteer, or thinking of becoming one, check us out and learn about the exciting opportunities that we have to offer.

If you like to hang out on Twitter, follow District Developer Hellaina Rothenburg: @HellainaR

News Flash

  • Team Ontario Announcement: Winter Nationals 2020, Here We Come! (click on post title to be taken to article with attachment) Central Ontario will be well-represented on Team Ontario in Thunder Bay February 25-29 for the National Winter Games. Athletes will compete in Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoe racing, speed and figure skating, curling, floor hockey and 5-pin bowling. Click on the announcement below to find out whose coming from where. For more information on the Games, visit http://specialolympics2020.com/. 
    Posted Jul 9, 2019, 1:37 PM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games: May 14-17 Special Olympics Ontario welcomed youth athletes from around this province, from across Canada, and internationally to Toronto to participate in this amazing event! Visit the website https://youthgames2019.com/ for results and recaps!
    Posted Jun 21, 2019, 2:06 PM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Spring Provincial News Update (please click on the title of this post to be taken to the page with the link to the document) Extra, Extra - Read All About It! Here is this spring's all-in-one current events tabloid from Special Olympics Ontario. This edition has updates on sport, online resources, National marketing campaigns, Torch Run, Leadership, Healthy Athletes, and more! Give it a read, and share it with others who may benefit from the information. Please contact District Developer Hellaina (hellainar@specialolympicsontario.com) if you have any questions.
    Posted May 10, 2019, 1:07 PM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
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Summer is here!
Keep on top of track meets and tournaments for bocce, golf, soccer and softball at SOO's Provincial Calendar: 

Be familiar with SOO's two-year eligibility policy for competitive athletes who would like to be considered for advancement beyond the 2020 Summer Provincial Qualifiers:

A Special Year for Special Olympics: 
our 50th Anniversary!
Who knew fifty years ago that a one-day sports festival for athletes with an intellectual disability would become a global movement for inclusion? Well, more than a few people that day in 1968 at Soldier's Field in Chicago certainly must have! Canada was represented by a Floor Hockey team from Toronto, and the vision came from a young researcher in Ontario: Dr. Frank Hayden. Read on to learn more about the history of how Special Olympics was born, as we celebrate what it has become: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-how-the-special-olympics-were-born/