Our Council

Vision
Propelling and leading and developing Special Olympics Toronto's community sport and competition support.

Mission Statement
The Special Olympics Toronto Council is a group of volunteers dedicated to providing full service support for Special Olympics Ontario Toronto Clubs and coaches to further Special Olympics goals, providing qualified athletes an opportunity to enhance their life and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.


Values

Stewardship (Demonstrated support for SOO initiatives in the GTA)

Collaboration  (Working together both internally and externally with members of the community to advocate and promote  Special Olympics programs and contributed community value.)

Innovation (Delivering leading edge program to support SOO athletes and coaches in the GTA)


 

The Role of the Community Council

Communicate with all of the stakeholders to ensure that all of the constituents have knowledge of what is happening in their community with Special Olympics.

Communicate to SOO, the activities of the community

Support and provide guidance on community growth and development

Create community awareness and exposure

Follow the financial and fundraising accountability practices for SOO to maintain the organizations good name and reputation

Ensure that athletes and volunteers are not at risk and are not prevented from participating for fear of risk

Improved decision making for the protection of the membership and the organization as a whole

To create an annual statement of goals for the community in regards to volunteer, athlete, sport program and competition growth

Establish set meeting times and agendas that cover the basic elements of Special Olympics programming including issues of policy and procedures, program goals etc.

Create and execute a well-organized fundraising plan to meet current and future financial needs of the community

Volunteer Council Members

Chair (Community Coordinator) - Joanna Verweel
Vice-Chair, Finance - Lawrence Kwong
Vice-Chair, Planning - Cheryl Winfield
Vice- Chair, Sports & Competitions - Sarah LeBouthillier
Vice-Chair, Operations - Kaleigh Sainthill

Social Media - Steven Ratnik
Athlete Representative - Kevin Timberlake
Volunteer Coordinator - Jeff Charlesworth

Athlete Coordinator - Zita Pooran
Secretary - Sandra Hives
Fundraising Coordinator - VACANT

 


 

Help & Support

Please contact us based on your inquiry:

·         Volunteers - volunteers@specialolympicstoronto.com
·         Athletes -  athletes@specialolympicstoronto.com
·         Social Media -
socialmedia@specialolympics.com

      

District Developers - GTA 

Michael Chung - michaelc@specialolympicsontario.com - 416-447-8326  x 256
Karla Williams - karlaw@specialolympicsontario.com - 416-447-8326 x 255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 



 
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