Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

Special Olympics Nova Scotia is committed to enriching the lives of Nova Scotians with an intellectual disability through sport.

Our Vision

Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all over the world. Special Olympics will strive for this vision by providing better quality sport opportunities supported through health initiatives. At the same time, we will step up efforts to use our work to tell the world about the talents and abilities of people with ID.

Our Values

Local Impact

Through the power of sport, we offer a gateway to empowerment, competence and acceptance. Special Olympics Nova Scotia provides sport training and regional, national and international competition opportunities for 2500 local athletes of all ages and abilities. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.

Global Movement

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.