Funds donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation go directly to assist in the training of our athletes and volunteer coaches across Canada. Your money will promote:

Special Olympics athletes have also worked hard to shed negative stereotypes, and no matter the disability, they have shown us what they can do when given the chance. And you are supporting them all the way! Help us bring the joy of sport to one more person with an intellectual disability.


1) Make a one time donation

Instill hope, happiness and invest in the health of our athletes by making a contribution to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation today.
When you make an online donation, you will receive an e-mail confirming your donation, followed by an electronic tax receipt.

The tax receipt is issued according to Revenue Canada standards. If you encounter any problems with the online donation process or have questions about donating, please call 416-927-9050 ext. 4388

Donate by Mail:
Special Olympics Canada Foundation
21 St. Clair Avenue East, Ste. 600
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 1T9

Donate by Phone:
416-927-9050 ext. 4388

2) Donate in someone’s name

Tell someone you care about them through commemorative giving, be it a birthday, anniversary, special holiday or in memoriam.

The Special Olympics Canada Foundation accepts gifts in celebration, in honour, or in memory of someone special to you.

It is a thoughtful way to tell that special someone you are thinking of them.

The person/family being honoured will be sent a special occasion letter, with a personal message from you, should you wish.

Please contact us at 416-927-9050 ext 4388 and let us assist you in marking a special occasion or honouring a loved one.

3) Planned Giving

Legacy gifts allow Special Olympics Canada Foundation to fund important programs across the country and assist us in the training and support of a growing number of Special Olympics athletes and volunteer coaches.
Through your generosity, you have the potential to do something extraordinary for future generations of Canadians living with an intellectual disability.

A planned gift is a very personal decision and we encourage you to discuss it with your financial advisors.

Special Olympics Canada Foundation will work with your advisors on a confidential basis, to ensure your family’s financial and philanthropic goals are met.

You also have the option to meet with our professional tax and planned giving advisors. They will work with you to ensure your estate planning objectives are realized with tax advantages.

There are many legacy alternatives available. One is right for you:
• Gifts by Will
• Charitable Insurance
• Charitable Remainder Trust
• Charitable Gift Annuities

For a confidential discussion about revising your will, donation options, recognition opportunities or exploring various planned giving options please contact Nycki Etherington at 416-927-9050 ext 4388 or by e-mail at netherington@specialolympics.ca

4) Gift of stock

Due to changes to the Federal Budget of May 2006, you no longer pay capital gains tax when you gift appreciated securities to Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

When individuals sell an appreciated stock, mutual fund or flow through shares, they are required to pay tax on 50 percent of the capital gain. However, if they donate the securities to a charity, they pay no capital gains tax.

To make a donation of stock, click here to down load the Securities Transfer Form: