Recruitment for VATTA typically occurs annually during the summer.
Deadline to apply: August 17 , 2018
Download the Application Form (Word Document)
The Voices at the Table Advocacy Committee (also called “the VATTA Committee”, or “VATTA”) is a group of 10 adults with Down syndrome who believe that through their shared voice, equal opportunities will be available for all Canadians! Since the VATTA Committee began in 2005, they have accomplished many great things. They have:
The VATTA Committee has worked together to raise awareness and create change for more than 10 years!
What is VATTA?
VATTA is a volunteer committee which is part of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. All expenses for travel, meals, and meetings are paid during VATTA commitments.
Meetings & Travel
VATTA members meet two times yearly (which involves travelling to different locations in Canada) to talk about current events and advocacy. They also work regularly with the VATTA Facilitator (a staff member of the CDSS) through telephone and email, and travel to the Annual Canadian Down Syndrome Conference in May of each year (the Conference is in Victoria, British Columbia in 2019!).
VATTA members must be available to travel to different locations in Canada in May, and September/October every year.
We Want You!
As VATTA continues to share their voice and advocate on behalf of Canadians with Down syndrome, we are looking for NEW MEMBERS to join the team. This is an exciting opportunity!
If you answered YES to all of the above questions, then the VATTA Committee is looking for your application!
It is free to become a member of the VATTA Committee and there is no cost for you to travel.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to become a member of the VATTA Committee, you must complete the following 3 steps:
Everyone who applies will be contacted by September 8, 2018.
The VATTA Committee and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society look forward to reading your application!
For more information about the VATTA Committee and to download an Application Form:
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