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

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community activities and sport programs are carefully being reopened following our Return to Program processes and procedures. Please contact the local community contacts for more information about Return to Program and Virtual Programs in the community.

Please visit:


for more information, or contact covid19@specialolympicsontario.com or 1-888-333-5515 ext. 311 with any questions.

News Flash

  • Bravo, Northern Ontario at Provincial Winter Games! (please click on link to see post with photo) What an amazing 2019 Provincial Winter Games it was in Sault Ste Marie... Six sports, dozens of Northern Ontario athletes and coaches, and medals galore. Congratulations on all successes! See Games photos here: http://www.ace-incorporated.com/special-olympics-event-photos/?fbclid=IwAR0Ka4WBaHtGixmcs9Nuo94SnTl38tJAOD7shQISeCBKjvmMI0R0gfu8tjQSee Results here: http://ssm2019games.com/results/ 
    Posted Mar 27, 2019, 7:48 PM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Celebrating our Volunteers (please click on title to see full post with photo) October 18th saw a celebration of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario with the SOO Annual General Meeting. Along with Provincial Awards presentations, Years of Service recipients were honoured for their commitment to the organization. Pictured are Gilbert and Georgette from Kapuskasing with their 30-year awards. Congratulations, and THANK YOU!
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 6:50 PM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
  • Almaguin Proud The Almaguin softball team is all smiles, returning home from the 2018 National Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia with a silver medal earned in the top division. Assistant coach Cheryl A. says "the years of hard work, dedication, effort, positive attitudes and patience really paid off; this was a true team effort with tremendous support across all the communities we serve and beyond." Congratulations Team Ontario Almaguin!
    Posted Oct 19, 2018, 7:41 AM by Hellaina VanErp-Rothenburg
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It's Awards Season!

Each year, Special Olympics Ontario receives nominations for the annual Provincial Awards. In early July, the 2021 recipients were announced and Northern Ontario is proud of three amazing recipients who received recognition for their excellent achievements. Congratulations!

Athlete of the Year
Julia Romualdi (Timmins)

Team of the Year
Sudbury Rocking Stones, Curling (Sudbury)

School Team of the Year
Westgate CVI (Thunder Bay)

Click here for the full list of 2021 Provincial Award recipients: https://www1.specialolympicsontario.com/blog/2021-provincial-award-recipients/