Canadian Down Syndrome Society

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a non-profit organization focused upon human rights, health, social participation, inclusive education, and employment for those with Down syndrome.

Join us! We are actively seeking candidates for the CDSS Board of Directors. Apply before March 31, 2021. Learn here about the roles and expectations of board directors.

Advocacy for Covid-19 Vaccine Prioritization


The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted thousands of Canadians with Down syndrome. They’ve been disproportionately affected by social isolation, drastic reduction in available supports and job losses.

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Your generous support allows us to continue to provide resources and to advocate for the needs of our Down syndrome community.

Our Vision

All people are valued, fully participating citizens.

Our Mission

To empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. We raise awareness and provide information on Down syndrome through the prenatal, early childhood, school years, adulthood, and retirement stages of life.