Federal Budget Includes Millions For Special Olympics Canada

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2018 22:18 PM

Special Olympics Canada helps provide a sporting experience to those with intellectual abilities.  The federal government is showing their support with money allocated in the federal budget for 2018.

It includes $16 million over five years and $2 million in incremental funding over four years for the organization.

Executive Director for the New Brunswick branch Josh Astle says they are helping to make a difference.

“They recognize that Special Olympics isn’t just a big event every couple of years, that we are making a difference every day of the week through our grassroots local programs.”

He adds this money will help with sustainability, “Special Olympics New Brunswick has grown by around 300 per cent over the past six years.  It started with around 300 athletes, and it now sits at around 800.  The funds will really support ongoing projects, and we’ll be able to forecast out a little further, and plan for the future.”

For more information on Special Olympics New Brunswick programs, click HERE