For too long, people with intellectual disabilities have been denied full access to society. This not only makes the world a lonely place for them; it also denies society as a whole of the innumerable valuable contributions those with intellectual disabilities have to offer. When schools, workplaces, and communities are restricted by boundaries based on ability, everyone loses.
But Special Olympics Canada has been working to expand accessibility in Canada for over 50 years by providing spaces where people with intellectual disabilities can fully participate, succeed, and be a part of a community of fellow athletes, volunteers, mentors, and coaches.
Accessibility is about breaking down barriers so that everyone, regardless of ability, has a chance to join in. Through the power of sport, Special Olympics Canada is empowering those living with intellectual disabilities and showing them — and the rest of the country — that they deserve a seat at the table.
Special Olympics Canada believes that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create accessible spaces and systems all across Canada. Are you ready to help make our vision a reality? Sign up to this action today and Tim Hortons, a National Partner of Special Olympics Canada, will send you a free cup of coffee as a special thank you.
When you sign up with your phone number, Special Olympics Canada will call you to confirm where to send your virtual Timcard and share ways that you can get more involved. Offer applicable in Canada only. Your information will not be shared with Tim Hortons.