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Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)

We provide reliable information and connections to people with Down syndrome and those who support them, while positively shaping the social and policy contexts in which they live.

Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)

We provide reliable information and connections to people with Down syndrome and those who support them, while positively shaping the social and policy contexts in which they live.

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Step Beyond Stereotypes Saturday, June 15th 2024!

Join community members across Canada for the Down Syndrome Walk on Saturday, June 15th, 2024! We are coming together coast-to-coast to Step Beyond Stereotypes and discover a world where everyone is seen, valued, and respected for who they truly are. Register your team today or donate to show your support.

Preregister for The New Mindsets Wellness Program

Joining Mindsets is your first step towards building healthy habits that focus on fitness, nutrition, and self-care. This free program was created based on the results of the Mindsets Study to give adults with Down syndrome the tools needed for a healthy, happy, active, lifestyle through adulthood and aging.

Learning Together in the School Community

The CDSS Education Hub is filled with shareable, printable resources and quick guides that include practical tips and suggestions to help support students as they learn together in the school community.

3.21 Canada’s Down Syndrome Magazine

3.21 Magazine is Canada’s resource for advocacy news, community stories, exclusive interviews, free resources, and upcoming events. Subscribe to 3.21 Magazine today and receive new issues for free.

3.21 Magazine The Advocacy Issue - Special Extended Summer Issue
3.21 Magazine Fall 2023 Back to School Issue

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Resources and Information

Welcoming New Parents to the Down Syndrome Community

21 Welcomes is Canada’s guide for new parents who are expecting or just had a baby with Down syndrome. This booklet has just been updated to feature:

  • New parent stories
  • Self-advocate experiences
  • Development milestones
  • Feeding advice
  • Early intervention programs

Download your free copy from our New Parent Resource Hub.

Resources for Every Stage of Life

Learn More About the Canadian Down Syndrome Society

About CDSS

Your Impact in 2023

Have questions? Connect with us! 1-800-883-5608 or email info@cdss.ca

Supported Decision Making

It makes me feel so very good to choose things for myself. As adults, people with Down syndrome need to choose what it is they want to have or need to have. Parents need to learn how to let go of their children as they become young adults so that they can make their...

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