Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Empower Beyond Sport

For more than 30 years, Special Olympics BC has improved the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of everyone they’ve touched.

In 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver knew in her heart that giving people with disabilities the chance to participate in sport could transform their feelings about themselves—building confidence, restoring pride and opening a door to a more hopeful future.

Her fledgling idea has grown into the Special Olympics movement that has had a powerful transformative impact on societies and lives around the globe. And the athletes living out her dream have come to play a revolutionary role in changing the way the world sees people with disabilities.

Today, Special Olympics BC is proud to offer year-round programs in 18 sports that further the vision of Eunice Kennedy Shriver by increasing the health, self-esteem and skills of every athlete who steps up to the plate in Special Olympics programs. 

Be a fan of change and empowerment - get involved with Special Olympics BC.

Watch SOBC – Vancouver volunteer Anita share why she loves athlete leadership programs: