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Athlete Leadership

Athlete leadership in Special Olympics Alberta empowers athletes to take on roles of advocacy, mentorship, and decision-making within the organization.

Special Olympics Alberta provides Athlete Leadership Programs, which equip athletes with the tools to undertake positions of leadership within their community and the broader movement. This allows athletes to explore opportunities beyond sports training and competition. These leadership roles can include public speaking, being a member of an Athlete Input Council, being a Peer Mentor and taking on positions as Board and Committee Members.

Giving Athletes a Voice

These roles give athletes a voice in shaping the Special Olympics movement, and a chance to spread the word about the transformation Special Olympics can bring to individuals and families. Athlete Leadership also provides a way for athletes to showcase and utilize their talents, interests and expertise.

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