Who We Are

About Us - What We Do - Special Olympics NSWe encourage you to discover more about how we are improving the lives of Nova Scotians with an intellectual disability – through sport.  It is our hope that we are able to provide you with an overview of our mandate while answering any questions you may have relating to our organization.

Serving over 2500 athletes in 15 Regions across Nova Scotia takes talent, skill and determination. With a dedicated group of volunteers, a Board of Directors of 23, and a full-time staff of five, we are taking SONS to a new level.

Our established mandate for our future and our goal for implementation has allowed us to accomplish significant milestones – surpassing even our greatest expectations.

We aim to ensure all athletes receive the very best training and competitive experience by providing the highest quality coaches, games and life experiences available. We encourage you to explore in greater depth our website and invite you to become a member of the Special Olympics Nova Scotia family, where little by little,­ step by step, we are making a difference!

Family members and support people play an important role in Special Olympics as well. You can participate in training, accompany athletes to events, coach them, answer their questions and listen to their stories. One of the greatest roles you can play is to encourage and applaud their efforts whenever possible. Ultimately, the decision to get involved in Special Olympics often comes with many questions. The following information is designed to provide some basic information on getting your loved one involved in Special Olympics. Once you do, you’ll find it’s about much more than sports. It’s a program that will give them practical, day-to-day skills that will last them a lifetime.