Community Youth Programs

Partners In Play

 Partners in Play (PIP) strives to create opportunities for youth with intellectual disabilities. In partnership with local community sport organizations across Ontario, Special Olympics Ontario has created programs in the sports of athletics, basketball, soccer, and swimming. These partnerships will generate sport specific Learn to Play programs that are inclusive, safe, and designed for the unique needs of the athletes. By fostering the development of such partnerships, Special Olympics Ontario will look to establish a number of impactful goals for the program, as well as meaningful benefits for clubs, athletes, and all stakeholders.  A current list of PIP programs in the GTA can be found below.  Please contact Garry Maclean for additional information: 

Please click HERE for a complete list of PIP Programs

Active Start & FUNdamentals

Active Start is a program aimed at children 2-6 years of age with an intellectual disability (ID). When children with an ID receive early instruction in basic motor skills and have the opportunity to experience ‘play,’ there is improvement in their physical, social and cognitive abilities.

 FUNdamentals is a program aimed at children 7-12 years of age with an intellectual disability. The program is a follow-up to the Active Start program and includes more sport specific related skills that will contribute to future sport participation.

Local Active Start & FUNdamentals Programs

Aurora Family Leisure Complex
Sunday – 9-10am
To register click HERE


Lincoln Alexander PS
Saturday 12-1pm
To Register:


6240 Main Street
Begins in April
To Register for Active Start click HERE
To Register forFUNdamentals click HERE



Active Start
Maple Community Centre
Sundays 3:00-4:00pm
To Register click HERE

Age: 6 - 10 years
North Thornhill Community Centre
Saturdays 3:00-4:00pm
To Register click HERE

Youth Multi-Sport
Age: 11 - 14 years
Maple Community Centre
Saturdays 6:00-7:00pm
To Register click HERE

Youth Multi-Sport
Age: 11 - 14 years
Vellore Village Community Centre
Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm
To Register click HERE



Active Start
Lambton Park Community School
Wednesday – 6:30-7:30pm
To Register click HERE

Active Start/ FUNdamentals 
Regent Park Community Centre
Thursday- 6:00-7:00pm
To Register -