The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) has ones spot available for a new VATTA member. This person will be part of the Voices At The Table for Advocacy. This is a volunteer position. You must have very good communication skills such as good listening skills, the ability to write letters and emails, and be able to follow directions. You must be a good team player. You must be able to speak in front of people (you can’t be shy!). You want to use your voice to help other self-advocates. VATTA members have to meet three (3) times a year. They might sometimes have to travel alone. Usually a VATTA member will fly on an airplane to the meetings.
Vision: All people use their abilities to participate in their community.
Mission: To help all Canadians see the ability. VATTA helps self-advocates use their voice and stand up for what they believe in.
Inclusion: Everyone is involved.
Acceptance: Everyone is valued, regardless of their differences or abilities.
Education: First educate yourself, and then all people.
Community: Lots of “parts” working together.
Diversity: All abilities, life experiences, cultures, and backgrounds.
Support: Be the best you can be, but have help when you need it.
Thank you for your interest in applying to join VATTA. We will be looking for new VATTA members this summer. You can apply now and we will keep your application information until we are ready to set up interviews.
Please fill out our application form and make a resume. Send us the application form and your resume by email or by mail:
VATTA c/o Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Suite 103 – 2003 14 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2M 3N4
For more information about VATTA, please read the VATTA FAQ Section.