Use your voice. Make the choice.

There’s #NoGoodWay
to use the R-word.

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HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE PLEDGE TO STOP USING THE R-WORD.

Show your support for Special Olympics athletes and Canadians living with an intellectual disability.

USE YOUR VOICE

SIGN UP AND TAKE THE PLEDGE

  • I will choose not to use the R-word in everyday conversation
  • I will educate others about the link between the R-word and bullying
  • I will show my support on #NoGoodWay Day

On behalf of the more than 36,000 Special Olympics athletes in Canada: Thank You!

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tweets containing the R-word since Jan 1, 2019.

And every single one hurts.

YOUR WORDS
MATTER.

The aim of the #NoGoodWay campaign is to eliminate the word “retard” from everyday conversation. You wouldn’t use other words rooted in discrimination, so why use one that reminds people with intellectual disabilities of bullying and exclusion?

IT HURTS, EVEN IF YOU
DON’T MEAN IT “THAT WAY”

of people wouldn’t go
on a second date with
someone who says it

of interviewers
wouldn’t hire a
candidate who says it

of Canadians report
hearing it at least
once a week*

YOUR VOICE
MATTERS.

Sure, to you, “retard” is just a word. We get it. And most of the time, you wouldn’t say it to hurt anybody. We’re not here to silence free speech. We’re here to ask you to stand with the 1 in 100 Canadians living with an intellectual disability. Make the choice to stop saying it and inspire others to do the same.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS THERE’S #NOGOODWAY TO USE THE R-WORD

Get #NoGoodWay images and videos and spread the word through social media!

MORE WAYS TO HELP

If you’re looking for more ways to support Special Olympics athletes, donate now. motionball supports athletes and grassroots programs in communities across Canada.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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*Percentages are from an online survey of 1,555 Canadians completed between November 23 to 26, 2018, using Leger’s online panel. The margin of error for this study was +/-2.5%, 19 times out of 20.