Special Olympics Canada (SOC), inclusive of the 12 Provincial/Territorial Chapters, has been significantly impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of these past months, we have worked collectively to adapt and innovate – looking for opportunities and being open to new ways of doing things. It is clear that the implications for how we deliver programs, competitions and how we manage the financial downturn requires long term planning and vision. In the midst of much uncertainty, we must remain steadfast in our vision, mission and values while adapting and pivoting to a new way forward. We’ve ‘accepted the challenge’ and have made some bold decisions focused on resiliency and rebuilding.
While competition is an integral part of sport, Special Olympics Canada, together with the Chapters, has made the decision to cancel the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games 2022. Due to COVID-19, there will be no regional competitions in 2020 and the majority of Chapters are not planning to host Provincial/Territorial Games in 2021.
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