Donate to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society

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Donate Online

Online donations are a quick and easy way to give. All online donations are eligible for tax receipts and personal information is kept strictly confidential. For more information refer to our Privacy Policy.

Donate in Honour

What better way to “See The Ability” than to honour a loved one or recognize a special occasion by making a difference for Canadians with Down syndrome?

  • Celebrate the arrival of a new baby
  • Honour someone who is celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday, graduation, wedding or anniversary
  • Recognize someone special for all their hard work, or simply let them know they are appreciated
  • Tribute donations make great teacher appreciation gifts.

To donate in honour of someone, you can contact us or select “In honour of” when you fill in the form below. You will receive a tax receipt for your generous gift. CDSS will acknowledge your gift by sending your recipient an e-card or mailed card with your personal message.

Donate in Memory

A memorial gift is a wonderful way to honour life and express sympathy. Remember someone you love by making a donation in his or her memory to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. You will contribute to an important cause and help Canadians See The Ability. You will receive a tax receipt for your generous support, and CDSS will acknowledge your thoughtful gift by sending a card or an e-card with your personal message to the bereaved family or recipient of your choice. To donate in memory of someone, contact us or select “In memory of” when you fill in the form below.

Donate Monthly

Monthly donations provide consistent financial support to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, reducing our administrative costs, and giving your donation further impact and reach in supporting Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. Through our pre-authorized giving program, you can pledge your support on a monthly basis, receive a valuable tax receipt and incorporate your charitable giving into your monthly financial plan.

To arrange a monthly donation to CDSS, you can select it on the online donation form below, or you can set it up over the phone. Please call our office at 1-800-883-5608 or 403-270-8500 and a CDSS staff member would be happy to assist you.

Donate Aeroplan Points

As a national organization, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society has high air travel costs. The volunteer board of directors and VATTA – Voices At The Table for Advocacy – come from coast to coast and meet face-to-face three times per year. Your donated Aeroplan Points will reduce the high cost of travel, allowing CDSS to focus more on resources, information and support.

Donate Aeroplan Points to CDSS

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