Registration / Enrollment

All athletes must be registered with Special Olympics Ontario before they can participate in any Special Olympics program. This only has to be done once. Go to the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page and click on the appropriate button. This must be completed before you can enroll in any program.

Twice yearly, in April and August, we hold in-person registration events at three locations around Durham Region. You can enroll in programs for the upcoming season at these events. Below is the information about our most recent / upcoming registration event.

We also accept online enrollments vial the portal, accessible from the appropriate button on the "Already A Registered Member" section of the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page . Note that priority is given to returning athletes, but we do maintain waiting lists if necessary. Successful enrollment goes not guarantee a spot in any program - you will be contacted by the GDSO Registrar or the Head Coach / Team Manager of the program to confirm your status.

For information about registration, email

***** Spring / Summer Programs Registration Update *****

At this time, all Spring / Summer programs are not available for general online enrollment while team managers are working on enrolling all last years participants in this years session. All past participants should know that your spot (from last year) is safe, and there is nothing that you need to do at this time other than register for the portal at the Special Olympics Ontario - Get Involved page and verify your profile information. Although all participants and volunteers with Special Olympics Ontario need to register for the portal eventually, the recent restrictions imposed because of COVID-19 have altered and accelerated our planned migration. For this we apologize and ask for your cooperation and patience.

If you do NOT want to return to a program that you were enrolled in last year (e.g. softball, NOT a particular team), please send an email to so that you can be removed from the program (/team) and make room for new enrollment requests once programs are made available for online enrollment. AFTER this step in the new process is complete, the sessions will be opened up to the public for online enrollment. We hope that that will be possible by mid-April.

For this reason, you CANNOT submit an online enrollment request for any summer program YET. PLEASE BE PATIENT. This is a very new procedure that we are developing and testing as we go. At this time, the first start date of any of our spring/summer programs is not until the end of April so there no need to panic.

Since there is no online payment set up (yet), our treasurer is working out the procedure for you to pay, and it will be included in an email to come.

Please do not email anyone if you DO want to return to a program. Your team manager will be in touch (eventually) and your spot will be saved unless you tell us otherwise.

Thank you for your patience.

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