The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy, and education about Down syndrome. CDSS supports self-advocates, parents, and families through all stages of life. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is a Registered Charitable Organization (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Business Number 11883 0751 RR 0001).
All people are valued, fully participating citizens.
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.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is here to serve its membership, and anyone who may need access to information and resources about Down syndrome.
Although our office is temporarily closed, our team remains available to serve you via remote operations.
You can reach us toll free in Canada at 800.883.5608 or 403.270.8500, where we ask that you leave a message in our general mailbox, or with a specific team member via the staff directory. You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to visit our health resources page which now includes COVID-19 information. COVID-19 resources are also available via social media at the links below. Browse hashtag #T21COVID19 when seeking out resources that are specific to Down syndrome and COVID-19.
We wish you all well and are happy that we are able to stay in touch electronically and by phone. We encourage you to follow the advice of the Government of Canada and local health authorities to stay safe and well during these challenging times.
We greatly appreciate your generous support which enables us to continue our work. To donate, please visit our secure link at: