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Volunteer Training Courses for Special Olympics Canada

Please note that this folder contains the national volunteer training modules that are common to Special Olympics Canada volunteer training courses across the country. 

While these modules may be taken separately or individually as a refresher, you are required to register in your Provincial/Territorial Chapter Specific Course and complete both the national and chapter specific components of training to receive your completion certificate.If you have already taken one or more of these courses individually, they will appear in your chapter specific training and your results will be transferred and counted towards the certificate.

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Sexual Health and Intellectual Disability: A Module for Occupational Therapists

This module is designed for occupational therapists, or other allied social and health care professionals, intended to direct sexual health education for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This module will:

  1. Identify where the gap that exists, regarding the sexual health education of individuals with an intellectual disability

  2. Identify the associated occupational therapy role

  3. Identify educational models and strategies to implement in practice

  4. Provide additional resources, supports, and references

Teacher: Jenn Aird

Volunteer Orientation

This training is a general orientation for all volunteers new to Special Olympics Canada.

The course covers general information about Special Olympics in Canada, including information on Risk Management, Working with Athletes with intellectual disabilities and local Special Olympics Orientation information.

Teacher: James Noronha

Exercise-Induced Asthma Training


  • To provide Special Olympics coaches with the training and tools necessary to work with athletes with asthma or exercise-induced asthma
  • To ensure that athletes with asthma or exercise-induced asthma are able to participate in sports and events without fear or anxiety
  • To ensure the safety of athletes with asthma or exercise-induced asthma