Registration / Enrollment

All athletes must be registered with Special Olympics Ontario before they can participate in any Special Olympics program. This only has to be done once. Go to the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page and click on the appropriate button. This must be completed before you can enroll in any program.

Twice yearly, in April and August, we hold in-person registration events at three locations around Durham Region. You can enroll in programs for the upcoming season at these events. Below is the information about our most recent / upcoming registration event.

We also accept online enrollments vial the portal, accessible from the appropriate button on the "Already A Registered Member" section of the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page . Note that priority is given to returning athletes, but we do maintain waiting lists if necessary. Successful enrollment goes not guarantee a spot in any program - you will be contacted by the GDSO Registrar or the Head Coach / Team Manager of the program to confirm your status.

For information about registration, email

***** Spring / Summer Programs Registration Update *****

Due to COVID-19, all in-person programs have been placed on hold so GDSO will not be accepting NEW enrollment requests for any any programs. Unless advised otherwise, all past participants (from 2019) will be offered a spot as soon program(s) are permitted to start, after which NEW enrollments will be accepted. There is nothing that you need to do at this time other than register for the portal at the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page and verify your profile information.

Please do not email anyone if you DO want to return to a program. Your team manager will be in touch when the sport is ready to resume.

Thank you for your patience.

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