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Daniel Granger, Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics Québec appointed as a member of the Order of Canada
9 January 2019
Daniel Granger, Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics Québec appointed as a member of the Order of Canada

It was with great pleasure that we learned, on December 27, that the Governor General of Canada had appointed Daniel Granger, Chairman of the Board of SOQ, as a member of the Order of Canada(C.M.). This prestigious honour has been awarded to him in recognition of his achievements in the field of communications and for his dedication to making sport more accessible to people living with an intellectual disability (ID). 


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Quebec “lights up” in red for a more inclusive society
20 July 2018
Quebec “lights up” in red for a more inclusive society

Montreal, July 20, 2018– Fifty years ago, in July 1968, the first international summer games for young athletes living with intellectual deficiencies were presented in Chicago and marked the beginning of the Special Olympics movement. Set up by Dr. Frank Hayden, a Western University researcher, this movement was built on the belief that sport needed to be accessible to people with intellectual disabilities and that it would be of great benefit to them. To date, multiple studies have clearly shown that sport and competition contribute significantly to the development, employability and social inclusion of people living with intellectual disabilities.


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