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Unified Sports

Special Olympics Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

About Unified

Social Inclusion Through Sport

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

Unified Schools begin with Special Olympics Unified Sports® to build inclusive school communities for young people of all abilities. This programming creates an environment where everyone feels welcome, valued, and included both in school and in their local community.

Unified in Alberta

Building inclusive school communities for young people of all abilities.

Unified Athletes & Partners
2023 Unified Events
Unified Schools


Special Olympics Alberta has partnered with the Alberta Schools' Athletic Association (ASAA) to bring this international program to our province. The program started in September 2015 and continues to grow and gain support from high schools across Alberta.