New athlete / volunteer

New to Special Olympics in Ontario?

All participants, athletes AND volunteers, must be registered with Special Olympics Ontario. This only has to be done once. Go to the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page and click on the appropriate button.


Once registered, you can enroll in one or more program, in person and/or online, just like any other registered participant. Go to our Registration page for more information about the process, and our Programs page for details about the programs that we offer.


NOTE: All Special Olympics Ontario volunteers must be 14+ years old.

No volunteer is allowed to have direct one-on-one contact with a Special Olympic Athlete until they have been FULLY registered with Special Olympics Ontario.

This includes :

  • complete (fill out all fields) the online registration
  • get a police check that includes a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC ) from the police for the region in which you live. For those who live in Durham Region, the fee for police checks for Special Olympics is waived. Fill out and bring a Request for Police Check form with you. If you get this done at the Durham Regional Police Headquarters (605 Rossland, Whitby), typically it can be given to you after a short wait. Go to the DRPS Police Record Checks web page for more information.
  • Mail the original police check to Special Olympics Ontario, 65 Overlea Blvd suite 200, Toronto, ON M4H 1P1 attn: Michael Chung